From BR Bullpen
Paul Bernard Krichell
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 7", Weight 150 lb.
- Debut May 12, 1911
- Final Game September 22, 1912
- Born December 19, 1882 in Paris France
- Died June 4, 1957 in New York, NY USA
 Biographical Information
Paul Krichell was a key scout for the New York Yankees during their rise to baseball prominence beginning in the early 1920s. He is credited with signing such standouts as Lou Gehrig, Johnny Allen, Bill Dickey, and Phil Rizzuto. A sarcastic award called the Paul Krichell Talent Scout Award is featured in Bill James' Historical Baseball Abstract and is awarded in each of the decade overviews to a team or scout who passed on a player that would go on to have a great career. Rizzuto was passed up by both the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants for being too small but Krichell saw something special in the youngster.
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McCabe & McCabe: The Big Show: Charles M. Conlon's Golden Age Baseball Photographs. New York: Abrams, 2011