Charley Barrett

“He was a missionary extraordinary for the game itself. ……

Gene Bennett

In rural counties from the Ohio Valley to the Great Lakes basin,…

Joe Cambria

Joe Cambria was one of the most prolific scouts in major-league…

Charles Chapman

Most professional scouts are former players who have spent their…

Bill Clark

This is a man who keeps busy. In 36 years as a major-league scout,…

Joe Devine

Joseph “Joe” Devine was born in Oakland, California, on March…

Bill Essick

After college Bill Essick had to choose between life as a musician…

Jesse Flores

He rose out of the citrus fields of Southern California to…

Tom Greenwade

The Mick Each scout is typically associated with his top signee,…

Epifanio Guerrero

“We still don’t really know how Epy Guerrero signed this…

Howie Haak

Called the “King of the Caribbean” by baseball people and…

Sam Hairston

Patriarch of a three-generation big-league family, hard-hitting…

Edith Houghton

There is a kind of Holy Trinity of obsessions all serious baseball…

George Huff

Baseball scouts have historically thrived on anonymity.  …

Roland Johnson

“I haven’t worked a day since 1966!” — Roland Johnson,…

Pop Kelchner

A college professor who spoke seven languages and taught three…

Paul Krichell

When he was 36 years old Paul Krichell found himself at something…

Al LaMacchia

Late in the summer of 1948, Al LaMacchia broke his wrist while…

Roy and Bessie Largent

There have been many famous husband-wife teams who shared a career,…

Dario Lodigiani

Vince DiMaggio, Joe DiMaggio, and Dominic DiMaggio were his sidekicks.…

Gene McCann

Perhaps the least known member of the high-powered scouting department…

George Omachi

From internment camps to universal respect in the scouting community,…

Alex Pompez

Alex Pompez, a Cuban American, was among the most influential…

Cy Slapnicka

Few men were employed in organized baseball longer than Cy Slapnicka.…