Baseball's First Female Scout

February 16, 2015

Edith Houghton was 33 years old in 1945 when she was signed as a ‪‎baseball‬ scout by the Philadelphia Phillies, The first female scout for the major leagues on this day, Feburay 15.

Edith played shortstop in women's baseball for The Philadelphia Bobbies and a couple other teams.

She served in the United States Navy  during World War II.

Her position a scout lasted for four years untill she reinlisted inthe Navy and served during the Korean and Vietnam wars. She retired from the Navy as a chief petty officer.

 

Edith Houghton died on February 2, 2013 just 8 days befor her 101st birthday.

 

 

 

Salute you Edith Houghton. 

 

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