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Stain to strength: How the Washington Nationals and Johnny DiPuglia turned around the franchise’s international operation

“I played baseball since I was probably five years old,” Johnny DiPuglia, the Washington Nationals’ Vice President and Assistant General Manager of International Operations, told Federal Baseball earlier this month. “I ended up ending my career after one year at junior college and then I decided to start coaching at the high school level at a school called American Senior High School which was a pretty predominant school in South Florida.

“So I started coaching there, started 1988. And then a gentleman named Marty Maier who was the assistant scouting director for the St. Louis Cardinals and he asked me if I wanted to do some associate scouting for him with no pay, just to give him information on different guys and I did that.