Thursday, December 24, 2015
WOMEN CONTINUE TO CRACK THE BASEBALL CODE
According to several sources, but we'll choose YESNetwork.com for this report:
"The Seattle Mariners have hired 22-year-old Amanda Hopkins, a former softball captain at Central Washington University, to be a full-time amateur scout for the big league club.
Hopkins will be the first female scout for an MLB team in more than half a century, when the Phillies hired Edith Houghton to help seek out new talent for the team in 1946."
(In photo: Edith Houghton)
Great nugget by AJ Herrmann of YESNetwork.com for the Edith Houghton info. I never knew that! That's why I love baseball history...you learn something new every day.
Anyway, this Hopkins hiring from the Mariners comes off the heels of the Athletics hiring Justine Siegal as a coach just a few months ago. You remember BYB's piece titled OAKLAND A'S HIRES FIRST FEMALE COACH. HOLLA, right? You should check it out, it's interesting.
Gotta love girl power!
Nice story. Congrats to Amanda Hopkins!
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