Robin Wallace returns to baseball as only full-time female scout

From Tommy Hicks at on October 12, 2014:

Robin Wallace has enjoyed a love affair with baseball for more than 30 years now. And like love, sometimes there are break-ups, but the two always seem to get back together.

And so it is that Wallace, a trailblazer for women in the game – she was the first girl to play baseball in the state of Alabama, playing one season at Mobile’s LeFlore High School – has returned to the game, this time as the only full-time female scout in the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau.

Watch a video on Robin Wallace’s work for the Scouting Bureau.

Those who have followed Wallace’s history in the game recognize this is another step, another opportunity she couldn’t allow to pass. She played baseball briefly at the college level at the University of the South (Sewanee), but graduated from Tulane with a law degree. She has played in women’s baseball league and for the U.S. National Team in the International Baseball Federation Women’s Baseball World Cup in 2004. Her jersey from that team has been on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

She has been an assistant general manager and general manager for independent minor league baseball teams, was the only female on a 10-person U.S. coaching staff for the World Children’s baseball Fair in Japan in 2010 and she coached an all-girls’ team in a Baseball For All tournament in Cooperstown, N.Y. She was inducted in the National Women’s Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002 and from 2003-09 she served as executive director of the North American Women’s Baseball League.

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Originally published: October 13, 2014. Last Updated: October 13, 2014.