Brito’s different signings embody the present Dodgers starter Julio Urias, who received 20 video games in 2021; the mercurial outfielder Yasiel (*87*), who’s Cuban; pitchers Ismael Valdez, Joakim Soria, Antonio Osuna, Victor Gonzalez and Dennys Reyes; shortstop Juan Castro; and the outfielder Karim Garcia. Another of his finds, Bobby Castillo, a transformed third baseman often known as Babo, taught Valenzuela methods to throw a screwball.
“I’m not lying to you,” Brito informed The Los Angeles Times in 2011. “Within a week, Fernando was throwing the screwball as good as Babo.”
Mike Brito was born on Aug. 21, 1934, in Cuba. As a catcher, beginning in 1955, he performed three seasons in the decrease tiers of the Washington Senators’ minor league system, then a number of seasons in the Mexican League.
After retiring, he moved to Los Angeles, the place he discovered work as a truck driver and arrange an grownup newbie league that he additionally performed in.
Scouting grew to become his strategy to keep in baseball. “Thanks to God, I became a scout in the Mexican League,” he mentioned in a brief video profile, “The White Hat & Wild Horse: The Scout Who Found Puig.” When he was requested by Dodgers General Manager Al Campanis to work for the workforce, he recalled pondering, “It’s such as you discover a man in the desert and ask him if he needs a glass of water.