The Mid Atlantic Scouts Association (MASA) is a professional baseball group comprised of former and current Major League Baseball scouts and front office personnel. The founding scouts defined this association's mission statement as "promoting the game of baseball and developing fellowship among scouts."
Mid Atlantic Scouts Association's first meeting was held on February 22, 1970 at Frank Sansosti's home in Baltimore, Marlyland. Listed below are the charter members who attended this first historical meeting. Our professional baseball association is currently comprised of approximately more than 162 active members throughout the United States and Canada who have scouted in the mid atlantic.
Frank Sansoti's home in Baltimore, Maryland
(February 22, 1970)
Bill "Judy" Johnson (Phillies), Rob Riley (Phillies), Joe Kozik (Phillies), Leroy Hill (Phillies), Sheriff Fowble (Mets), Whitey Stevens (Mets), Dick Bowie (Orioles), Walter Youse (Oriole), Joe Consoli (Pirate), Joe Caputo (Reds), Rady Gumpert (Yankees), Randy Waddill (Braves), Herb Newberry (White Sox), Bob Knoerlein (Expos), Ralph Dilullo (Cubs), Ed Dunn (Twins), and Frank Sansosti (Indians).
Mid Atlantic Scouts Association
"Promoting the game of baseball and developing fellowship among scouts."
Posted: Saturday, October 15, 2016
MASA to Honor Manfra, Malkmus and Tomlin
The Mid Atlantic Scouts Association (MASA) has chosen three additional veteran baseball men to receive honors at the annual banquet.
Fred Manfra, Baltimore Orioles broadcaster, will receive the "Career Recognition" Award. Manfra has been an Orioles broadcaster since 1992. He is regarded as one of the finest announcers in the game.
Randy Tomlin will be presented the "Outstanding Achievement in Pro Baseball" Award. This award is presented annually to someone who played amateur ball in the mid atlantic and reached the major leagues. Tomlin played college ball at Liberty University. He went on to win thirty games for the Pittsburgh Pirates and was a key part of the Bucs success in the early 1990's.
The scouts will honor Bobby Malkmus for his life in the game. Malkmus, currently a part time scout with the Cleveland Indians, was an infielder with the Milwaukee Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, and Washington Senators. He later managed in the minor leagues and scouted for the Padres and Indians.
The banquet will be held at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Maryland on November 12.
Posted: Thursday, September 8, 2016
Buck, Rierson Elected to Hall of Fame
Long time scouts Bill Buck and Clair Rierson have been elected to the Mid Atlantic Scouts Hall of Fame. The new Hall of Famers will be inducted at the MASA banquet to be held on Saturday, November 12, at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Maryland.
Dan Radcliff (Pirates) has been voted scout of the year by the membership. Eric Valent (Phillies) has been chosen crosschecker of the year. Both scouts will be honored at the banquet as well.
Other honorees at the event will include Bob Jursch (Orioles) as part time scout of the year, Paul Kostacopoulos (Navy) as coach of the year, and Alex Kiriloff (Plum HS/Minnesota Twins) as amateur player of the year.