Edith Houghton, baseball pioneer


PHILADELPHIA — Edith Houghton, one of the first female scouts in Major League Baseball, died Feb. 2 at age 100 in Sarasota, Fla.

After a playing career that included a stint with the Philadelphia Bobbies, Ms. Houghton worked for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1946 to 1952 and also had a decorated career in the military. She retired and moved to Sarasota in 1964.

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