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Baseball Scouts Born Born-Died Died Age Start Retire Born Died Main cities worked in;  Description of career highlights;   Chronology of newspaper work; 
Lawrence (Larry) Sutton Jul. 1 1858-1944 Jun.23 85 1909 1932 Oswego,NY Brooklyn,NY Brooklyn Dodgers scout;  Brought to them:Zach Wheat,Dazzy Vance,Casey Stengel,Hi Myers,Jake Daubert,Jeff Pfeffer,Sherry Smith, Lew McCarty,Hank Deberry. Never left his job as proofreader for Newark Star Eagle. Also a printer.
(Sutton, continued), Became full-time Dodger scout('09), Dodger of Bears in Newark,NJ('13), Was with Tigers, Phillies, Reds('16-20). Returned to Dodgers in '20 & remained on payroll till illness forced his retirement in 1932.
Richard F. (Dick) Kinsella Oct.21 1862-1939 Oct.14 76 1907 1932 Springfield,IL Springfield,IL Giants' scout, 1907-32.  Former owner of Springfield club in Three-Eye L. , chief of Illinois Oil Inspection Division.   d. ill of a week, in St. John's Hosp
John Joseph (Jack) Doyle Oct.25 1869-1958 Dec.31 88 1889 1958 Killorglin,Ireland Holyoke,MA scout;  ML player(1891-1905), managed NY Giants(1995), Washington(1898), minor leagues: Toledo('05), Des Moines('06), Milwaukee manager('07). NL ump('1911). Minor League ump:New England L., AA, Pacific C. L,Western & 3I.  Cubs scout('20-58),
Charles Francis Barrett Jun.14 1871-1939 Jul. 4 63 1908 1939 St. Louis,MO St. Louis,MO Cardinal scout('08-39)         Buried:  Catholic Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, MO
Edward William Holly Jul.6 1879-1973 Nov.27 94 1906 Chicago,IL Williamsport,PA 17701 Cardinals shortstop('06-07), minor league manager(Montreal of International league('28-32), scouted for many major league teams.
Roy Isaac Largent Sept.28 1879-1943 Sept.26 63 1925 1942 Colin,TX McKinney,TX White Sox scout('25-42); teamed with wife Bessie as scouting team. Roy was totally deaf & Bessie would read his lips, drive the car on scouting trips. She became shrewd judge of talent herself.  d. after month's illness.  Retired when wife became ill.   
William Thomas (Billy) Doyle Nov.4 1881-1939 Sept.23 57 1939 Portsmouth,OH Portsmouth,OH ML scout;  Played minor league ball as pitcher;  scouted for Detroit('19), Phillies('18), Milwaukee('16-17), Cleveland('13-15), St. Louis Browns('10-12).
Bessie Hamilton Largent (82)-1958 Sept.26 76 McKinney,TX White Sox scout('25-43); teamed with husband Roy as scout team for White Sox; signed Carl Reynolds, Luke Appling, Zeke Bonura, Monty Stratton.  One of few women scouts in BB history.
Paul Bernard Krichell Dec.19 1882-1957 Jun.4 74 NYC Bronx,NY Began as a St. Louis Brown's catcher in 1912-13,  gained fame as long-term scout for the New York Yankees('
Elmer S. (Doc) Bennett Feb. 1 1891-1974 Mar.31 83 1943 1949 Illinois LA,CA  90028 Red Sox scout('43-49),White Sox  scout('50-69)
William Joseph Barrett My. 28 1900-1951 Jan. 26 50 1921 1951 Cambridge,MA Cambridge,MA Red Sox scout; ML OF('23-30), played & managed in minors. Red Sox scouting staff('44-51,death).
Clyde Leroy Sukeforth Nov.30 1901-2000 Sept.3 98 1926 Washington,ME Waldoboro,ME 04572 Dodger scout; Branch Rickey sent him to make initial contact with Jackie Robinson in 1945,was Dodger's acting man. when Robinson broke major' modern color barrier.Had been ML catcher(Reds,'26-31,Dodgers,32-34,45). Coached Dodgers('43-51),Pirates('52-57).
Roderick Blan (Wog) Rice Dec.18 1902-1975 Apr.23 72 Norman,OK 73069 Red Sox scout('48-73),  before that he scouted part-time a number of yrs. He coached baseball at colleges & high schools in Oklahoma before he became a scout.
Thomas Greenwade                             ? Aug. 21 1904-1986 Aug. 9 81 Willard,MO Willard,MO 65781 ML scout;  Minor leagues as pitcher & manager.  Yankee scout('49-64), Dodger scout, St. Louis  Browns scout('41-?)  Signed Mantle, encouraged Dodgers to sign Jackie Robinson
Allen L. (Andy) Andrews Dec. 22 1904-1973 Aug. 31 68 1962 1973 San Antonio,TX Houston Astros scout('62-65),Dodger scout('66-69), Giants scout('70-73,death).
William Herschel Bobo Jan. 28 1906-1975 Feb. 19 76 Jackson,MS Yankee scout
Neil T. Mahoney Nov. 21 1906-1973 My. 23 68 1939 1973 Chestnut Hill,MA Bost.
Mathias C. (Matt) Klein Jul. 6 1910-1973 Nov. 15 62 1966 1971 St. Louis,MO Met's scout
Ira Hutchinson                                        ? Aug. 31 1910-1973 Aug. 21 62 1933 1973 Chicago,IL Chicago,IL ML pitcher White Sox, Braves, Dodgers & Cardinals, mostly in relief (1933, 1 inning, '37-41, 44-45.  Piloted 14 minor league teams, '51-70. He also scouted for ML in between, for White Sox at time of death.  He played for 13 minor L. clubs.  d.  cancer
Howard Frederick (Howie) Haak Aug.28 1911-1999 Feb.12 87 Palm Springs,CA 92264 Pittsburgh Pirates scout('50-88); Schooled under Branch Rickey, he was an early recruiter of Latin American talent. Signed lots of Central Americans, such as Clemente, Tony Pena,etc. for Pirates.
Jack (Rex) Bowen Oct.2 1911-2004 Dec.30 93 Bridgeton, NJ New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 Pirates' scout (1950-59),  Pirates scouting director, 1959-67;   Special Ass. to Cincinnati GM, 1968-1990.  Singned Maz to Pirates, '54, Maury Wills to Dodgers, 1950,  Dick Groat to Pirates, 1952, also signed Roger Craig and infielders Gene Freese and Gene Michael.  Was a longtime resident of the Pittsburgh suburb Mount Lebanon.  Moved to FL in 1980.
Harold T. (Hal) Martin, Sr. Feb. 10 1914-1974 Jan. 29 59 1954 1959 Swansea,MA Keene,NH Reds scout
Clifford A. Alexander Apr. 13 1914-1975 Jun. 30 61 Hamilton,OH Dodgers scout('50-67), Reds 68-75,
Joseph Patrick Monahan Mar. 3 1918-1973 Aug. 30 55 1947 1973 St. Louis,MO Cardinals scout since 1947.  Became chief scout.                Buried:  Catholic Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, MO
James J. Russo Apr.22 1922-2004 Feb.8 81 1951 1986 Huntington, IN Grover, MO 63040 St. Louis Browns/Baltimore Orioles scout (1951-86):   He began as a scout with the Browns and stayed on when the Browns moved to Balt.  Involved with securing Jim Palmer, Boog Powell, Dave McNally, Davey Johnson, Frank Robinson. 6 pennants, 3 WS.
William Barrett
Ted McGrew Brooklyn,NY,   same as Red Sox sc 1900?

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