Klugh: Edith Houghton, baseball’s first female scout

From Justin Klugh at The Good Phight on May 7, 2015:

Edith Houghton spent 100 years on this planet. She was not playing or watching baseball for a few at the beginning, a couple at the end, and on a few occasions in the middle when she went to war. But for the most part, the earth rarely made a full pass around the sun without her watching or playing or knowing more than anyone about the game of baseball.

It was just before Valentine’s Day when she first appeared in 1912, a time when the U.S. was still short three of its states. It was an age of things now common to us that the world was seeing for the first time: parachuting, the Republic of China, Fenway Park, airplane bombing; a precarious period to be on life’s great adventure – which 1,517 people were when they embarked on the Titanic several months after Edith was born.


Read the full article here: http://www.thegoodphight.com/2015/5/7/8565151/phillies-first-women-baseball-scout

Originally published: May 7, 2015. Last Updated: May 7, 2015.