The New York Times: “Edith Houghton, Rare Woman Among Baseball Scouts, Dies at 100,” by Paul Vitello. 15 February 2013.

The Philadelphia Phillies were perennial cellar-dwellers in 1946 when Edith Houghton, a slim, dark-haired young woman in her 30s, walked into the team office without an appointment and talked her way into an unlikely job. She became one of the first women — and to this day one of the only women — to scout for a major league baseball team.

The New York Times: “Edith Houghton, Rare Woman Among Baseball Scouts, Dies at 100,” by Paul Vitello. 15 February 2013.

The Philadelphia Phillies were perennial cellar-dwellers in 1946 when Edith Houghton, a slim, dark-haired young woman in her 30s, walked into the team office without an appointment and talked her way into an unlikely job. She became one of the first women — and to this day one of the only women — to scout for a major league baseball team.

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