• Edith Houghton, former baseball prodigy and MLB’s first female scout, dies at 100

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Feb 11, 2013
    Edith Houghton, one of the first female scouts in Major League Baseball, has died at the age of 100. Edith Houghton: 1912-2013.The sports world lost a beloved figure and a true trailblazer last week when Edith Houghton died at age 100. There are several remembrances of Houghton at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. [Baseball 2013 from Yahoo! Fantasy Sports: Join a league today!] 2, in Sarasota, just eight days before her 101st birthday, a representative from Baron Rowland Funeral Home in Abington, Pa., confirmed.

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