Amanda Hopkins Becomes First Full-Time Female Scout in Over 60 Years
The first female scouts were Edith Houghton (White Sox – 1925-1943) and Bessie Largent (Phillies – 1946-1951). Houghton worked with her husband and Largent was the first full-time female scout to work solo.
It’s surprising that it took so long for an organization to recognize that baseball knowledge and scouting skills are not the exclusive domain of men.
Source: Baseball America