From SABR members Mike Bates and Bill Parker at This Week in Baseball History podcast on February 14, 2018, with SABR member Meg Rowley:
In 1946, 72 years ago this week, Edith Houghton walked into the Phillies office with a binder of press clippings and asked for a job. Team owner Bob Montgomery reportedly hired her on the spot, making her the first professional scout in Major League history who also was a woman. Mike and Bill welcome special guest Meg Rowley (@megrowler) of The Hardball Times to discuss Houghton’s life and career, how women’s history in baseball is still a neglected area of study, and how the role of women in the game today is slowly, but steadily, expanding.
Listen to the full podcast here: http://thisweekinbaseballhistory.libsyn.com/episode-36-edith-houghton-scouts-for-the-phillies-with-special-guest-meg-rowley
Originally published: February 14, 2018. Last Updated: February 14, 2018.