The history of female scouts

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Rob Neyer is at his best when he’s in historian mode and today he’s in historian mode in the form of a column about the history of female scouts in professional baseball over at The New York Times.

It’s not a long history, sadly, but it’s an interesting one. And it’s currently being carried on by Amanda Hopkins of the Seattle Mariners, who we talked about back in December. Rob walks us back to Hopkins’ predecessors and it’s an enlightening walk.