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.
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, September 21, 2019
The Mid Atlantic Scouts Association have elected Paul Faulk and Shawn Pender to their Hall of Fame. The scouts have also selected Paul Murphy (Dodgers) as scout of the year and Stewart Smothers (Phillies) as crosschecker of the year. Don Fontana (Brewers) was voted part time scout of the year. Jack Kochanowicz (Harriton HS/LA Angels) was the scout's pick as winner of the Nick Adenhart amateur player of the year. All honorees will be honored at the annual MASA banquet to be held on Saturday, November 16, at Camden Yards. Additional honorees will be announced in the coming weeks.
Posted: Monday, March 4, 2019
Safe travels to all amateur scouts as a new college season begins. Many MASA members are traveling south this weekend for the first NCAA D1 games. Pro scouts will be hitting the road in the next two weeks as the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues begin play. Best wishes to all members for a successful 2019.
Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
MASA congratulates member Mike Elias on his appointment as GM/Executive VP of the Baltimore Orioles. Mike joined MASA when he started his career as an area scout in the mid atlantic. He continued his membership in the association when he joined the Houston Astros. The Mid Atlantic Scouts Association wishes Mike every success with the Orioles.
Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
The twenty eighth annual Mid Atlantic Scouts banquet was held on Saturday, November 17, at Camden Yards. Steve Fleming (Rockies) and Billy Swoope (Cubs) were inducted into the scouts Hall of Fame. Roch Kubatko, MASN sports, was the guest speaker and captivated the crowd with stories of his career covering the Orioles. Phil Wood, longtime broadcaster in the mid atlantic, did his usual outstanding job as master of ceremonies. Other scouts receiving awards were Jim Farr (Royals-scout of the year), Tim Adkins (Cubs-crosschecker of the year), Rick Clendenin (Royals-Jack Kemmerly part time scout of the year), and John Tumminia (White Sox-career recognition). Matt Klentak, GM of the Phillies, was on hand to receive the executive of the year award. Jake Cave, Twins outfielder, was honored for his career in pro baseball. Mike Siani, a 2018 graduate of Penn Charter HS and currently a prospect with the Reds, picked up the Nick Adenhart amateur player of the year. Bill Brown (George Mason U) was the recipient of the coach of the year award.
The 29th annual banquet will be held on Saturday, November 16, at Camden Yards.
Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Roch Kubatko to Speak at Scouts Banquet
MASA is honored to announce that Roch Kubatko will be the guest speaker at the annual banquet to be held on Saturday, November 17. Roch has been a media presence in Baltimore for over thirty years. He covered sports for the Baltimore Sun from 1986 until 2008. His assignments included prep sports, football, and covering the Orioles for eleven seasons. Roch joined the MASN network in 2008 and often appears on air discussing the Orioles and all things baseball.