SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 (9:00 AM)
Dallas Green to Speak at Banquet
Dallas Green will be the guest speaker at the Mid Atlantic Scouts banquet on Saturday, November 8th.
Dallas pitched for the Philadelphia Philliies, Washington Senators, and New York Mets during his professional playing career. He later managed the Phillies, Yankees, and Mets. He piloted the 1980 World Championship Phillies. He also served as GM of the Chicago Cubs where he was named executive of the year in 1984.
Tickets to the banquet are $75 and may be purchased by contacting Tom Burns at 717-805-2802.
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 (8:00 PM)
Scouts to Honor Devin Mesoraco
Devin Mesoraco, Cincinnati Reds all-star catcher, will receive the "outstanding achievement in pro baseball" award at the annual MASA banquet.
This award was instituted in 2010 and is presented annually to a major leaguer who played amateur ball in the Mid - Atlantic States. Previous winners are Mike Cuddyer, Don Kelly, Steve Johnson, and Brett Cecil.
Mesoraco attended Punxsutawney High School in Pennsylvania. He was a first round selection by the Reds in 2007 and signed by MASA Hall of Famer Jeff Brookens.
The MASA banquet will be held on Saturday, November 8, at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Md.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 (3:00 PM)
The Mid Atlantic Scouts Association has selected its award recipients for 2014. These awards are presented annually by MASA. The recipients will be honored at the MASA banquet to be held on November 8 at Ripken Stadium.
Dan Nellum (Brewers) has been voted scout of the year. Marc Tramuta (Mets) will be honored as crosschecker of the year. Gary Shesko (Orioles) is the part time/associate scout of the year. Joe McIlvaine (Mariners) will receive the "career recognition" award. Nick Wells (Battlefield HS in VA) is the recipient of the Nick Adenhart amateur player of the year award. Kevin McMullan (U of Virginia) has been selected coach of the year. John Carey (Baltimore Redbirds) will be presented the "contribution to amateur baseball" award.
Mike Maggart (Astros-retired), Ron Rizzi (Nationals), and Tom Burns (Padres) were previously voted into the MASA Hall of Fame and will be inducted at the banquet.
AUGUST 20, 2014 (8:00 PM)
Hall of Famers Gray and Teed Pass Away
MASA lost two Hall of Famers earlier this week with the passing of Elmer Gray and Dick Teed. Dick was inducted into the Mid Atlantic Scouts Hall of Fame in 2001. He had retired as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers scouting staff after a long and distinguished career. Elmer was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993. He scouted for the St Louis Browns, the Orioles, the Reds, and finished with the Pirates including a stint as scouting director.
MASA sends its condolences to the families of these two fine men. Both were a great credit to the scouting profession.