Edith Houghton

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Edith Grace Houghton

Biographical Information[edit]

A child prodigy at baseball, Edith Houghton played on several barnstorming teams during the [1920s] and 1930s. After serving in the Navy during World War II, she became the first female scout in major league history, working for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1946 to 1952. She reportedly signed 15 players over that span, but none reached the majors.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Audrey Vernick: "The Kid from Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton, Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, NY, 2016. ISBN 978-0-5446-1163-4

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