What seemed to be an ordinary afternoon for Scott Hanson, a thirty-year official of high school football and baseball in Arizona; turned out to be the inspiration for his next book.
Hanson’s first book, titled “Who is Gym”, chronicled why certain high school sports facilities in Arizona are named after people.
Shortly after his first book was published, Hanson was umpiring a game for Paradise Valley High School. He noticed seven baseball uniforms on the outfield fence and wondered why those numbers had been retired.
“Performance on the field is not all that matters,” Hanson said. “Honoring people that have served the community is another great way to give tribute to the history of the school and its community.”
Hanson said that the reception of his book has been nothing but positive and that it has been really touching to hear from the families of the athletes that are involved.
You can find Scott’s book “What’s Your Number?” at scotthansonauthor.com.