Giants Scout John Shafer Passes Away at 62

November 10, 2010, 10:59 pm
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Nov. 10, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO -- John Shafer, a scout within the Giants organization for the last 29 years, passed away yesterday due to natural causes in his home of Portland, Oregon. He was 62 years old.Shafer, who worked as a Territorial Scout in the Pacific Northwest, was hired by San Francisco in 1982 and was responsible for signing some notable Giants draft picks, including Trevor Wilson (1985), Eric Gunderson (1987), Steve Decker and Steve Reed (1988), Dan Carlson (1989), Marvin Benard (1992), Keith Foulke (1994), Chris Magruder (1998), and Jason Ellison and Brian Burres (2000).Courtesy San Francisco Giants media services

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