Eastern's Jack Herman to sign with Pittsburgh Pirates

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Eastern's Jack Herman to sign with Pittsburgh Pirates
Eastern's Jack Herman to sign with Pittsburgh Pirates

In the end, it wasn't about the money for Jack Herman. It wasn't about his position in the major-league draft order. It was about the sport. “The more I thought about it, the more I asked myself, 'Why do I play the game of baseball?' ” Herman said. “I don't play this game for money. I just love to play baseball.” Herman, a senior standout at Eastern High School, has decided to sign a professional contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He plans to travel to Pittsburgh for his physical on June 18 and sign that day. He said he likely would report immediately to the organization's training facility in Bradenton, Fla. Herman has decided to forgo a scholarship offer from the University of Maryland.

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