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Ex-scout Edith Houghton dies at 100

Updated: February 11, 2013, 3:58 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Edith Houghton, one of the first female scouts in Major League Baseball, has died at the age of 100.

After a playing career that included a stint with the Philadelphia Bobbies, Houghton worked for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1946-52, and also had a decorated career in the military. She retired and moved to Sarasota, Fla., in 1964. Houghton died on Feb. 2, in Sarasota, just eight days before her 101st birthday, a representative from Baron Rowland Funeral Home in Abington, ...

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