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: 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.
Posted: Saturday, September 8, 2018
MASA Honorees Selected
The Mid Atlantic Scouts Association (MASA) will hold its annual banquet on Saturday, November 17, at Camden Yards. Billy Swoope (Cubs) and Steve Fleming (Rockies) have been elected to the MASA Hall of Fame and will be inducted at the banquet. Eight other baseball people will be honored at the gathering. Matt Klentak (Phillies GM) will receive the executive of the year award. Jim Farr (Royals) will be presented the scout of the year award with Tim Adkins (Cubs) receiving the crosschecker of the year honors. Rick Clendenin (Royals) is the recipient of the part time scout of the year award. John Tumminia (White Sox) will be honored for his career in the game. Jake Cave (Minnesota Twins) will be on hand to pick up the outstanding achievement in pro baseball award while Mike Siani (Penn Charter HS/Cincinnati Reds) will receive the Nick Adenhart amateur player of the year. Bill Brown (George Mason U) will be recognized as coach of the year. All honorees were selected by a vote of the entire MASA membership.