February 15, 1946 The Phillies hire the first …

February 15, 1946

The Phillies hire the first female major league scout when they sign Edith Houghton, who will ink 16 players. Houghton, who began playing semi-pro ball with the Philadelphia Bobbies as a 10-year-old, will continue to scour the Philly area for local talent until 1952, when she returns to the Navy to serve her country during the Korean and Vietnam wars.