DECEMBER 6, 2013 (8:00 PM)
Southern Maryland Showcase Set
The annual Southern Maryland Baseball showcase will be held on January 12, 19, and 26. Isaiah Pasteur will be one of the players participating in the showcase. Scouts wishing to meet with any player should contact Jerry Wargo (301-704-2341) to make arrangements. Further details including time and location may be found at www.somdbaseball.com.
NOVEMBER 28, 2013 (6:00 AM)
Mid Atlantic Scouts Association
NOVEMBER 11, 2013 (8:00 AM)
MASA Banquet a Big Success
The Mid Atlantic Scouts Association held its 23rd annual Hall of Fame banquet Saturday, November 9 at Ripken Stadium. One of the biggest crowds in recent years attended.
John Hagemann (Phillies), Jeff Taylor (Reds), and Dave Littlefield (Cubs) were inducted into the group's Hall of Fame. Their names will be added to the plaque at Camden Yards which lists the names of all 114 members of the MASA Hall of Fame.
Brad Fidler (MLBSB) picked up the scout of the year award while Alex Smith (Mariners) accepted the crosschecker of the year honors. Wayne Britton (Orioles) received the career recognition award. Fred Albert (Pirates) was honored as part time scout of the year. Orioles GM Dan Duquette was on hand and received the executive of the year award.
Keith Law from ESPN and Baseball Tonight, was the guest speaker and gave a talk which the crowd enjoyed very much. Fred Manfra, one of the radio voices of the Orioles, did his usual superb job as master of ceremonies.
SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 (9:00 AM)
John Hagemann, Dave Littlefield, and Jeff Taylor have been selected to the MASA Hall of Fame in voting by the membership. The three veteran scouts will be inducted at the Hall of Fame banquet to be held on Saturday, November 9, at Ripken Stadium.
Brad Fidler (MLBSB) has been voted scout of the year. Alex Smith (Mariners) has been chosen crosschecker of the year. The membership also selected Dan Duquette (Orioles) as executive of the year. Wayne Britton (Orioles) will receive the career recognition award. Fred Albert (Pirates) is the associate scout of the year. Mike Gottlieb (Towsen State) will be honored as college coach of the year with Terry Terrill (Riverdale Baptist) receiving high school coach of the year honors. Henry Morgan (Peninsula Pilots) has been selected to receive the contribution to amateur baseball award. All honorees will be presented with their awards at the banquet.
Brett Cecil, lefthanded pitcher with the Toronto Blue Jays, will receive the outstanding achievement in pro baseball award. This award goes to a major leaguer who played amateur ball in the mid atlantic states. Cecil was a member of the American League All Star team this summer.
Kyle Crockett will receive the Nick Adenhart amateur player of the year award. Crockett had a standout season at the University of Virginia before being drafted by the Cleveland Indians in June.