April 6, 2015 (8:00 AM)
Opening Day, 2015
Good luck to all the clubs as the 2015 season begins. MASA membership includes scouts from 29 of the 30 teams. The mid atlantic is well represented on opening day rosters. Mike Trout, Justin Verlander, David Wright, Justin Upton, Devin Mesoraco, Ryan Zimmerman, Neil Walker, Brett Cecil, Todd Frazier, and Mike Cuddyer are some of the stars who played amateur ball in the mid atlantic.
JANUARY 26, 2015 (8:00 PM)
New York Hot Stove League
MASA would like to congratulate the New York Professional Scouts Hot Stove League on its 50th anniversary. The Hot Stove League, made up of baseball scouts and coaches from the northeast, will celebrate this milestone at their annual banquet on January 30.
Congratulations to Joe Rigoli, Billy Blitzer and all the great baseball scouts whose guidance has made this anniversary possible.
NOVEMBER 18, 2014 (5:00 AM)
Jeff Taylor, a member of the Mid Atlantic Scouts Hall of Fame, passed away on Monday, November 17. Jeff was a pro scout with the Cincinnati Reds. He previously worked for the Yankees, Blue Jays, Orioles, and Rangers.
Prior to his scouting career, Jeff pitched in the Yankees system. Jeff was inducted into the MASA Hall of Fame in 2013. He was named crosschecker of the year by the Mid Atlantic Scouts in 2000.
NOVEMBER 10, 2014 (3:30 PM)
Banquet A Big Success
The 24th annual Mid Atlantic Scouts Association Hall of Fame banquet was held on November 8 at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Maryland. A very good crowd was on hand to hear guest speaker Dallas Green reflect on some of the scouts he has worked with during his illustrious career.
Tom Burns (Padres), Mike Maggart (Astros-retired), and Ron Rizzi (Nationals) were inducted into the MASA Hall of Fame. Their names will be added to the plaque at Camden Yards, which lists all 117 MASA Hall of Famers.
Joe McIlvaine (Mariners) was honored for his exemplary career in professional baseball. Dan Nellum (Brewers) received the scout of the year award. MarcTramuta (Mets) accepted the crosschecker of the year award. Gary Shesko (Orioles) picked up the part time scout of the year award.
Devin Mesoraco, Cincinnati Reds All Star catcher, was presented the "outstanding achievement in pro baseball" award. Nick Wells, now a highly regarded prospect with Toronto, received the Nick Adenhart amateur player of the year award commemorating his brilliant season at Battlefield High School. John Carey (Baltimore Redbirds) was recognized for his contribution to amateur baseball.
Fred Manfra, one of the radio voices of the Orioles, did his usual great job as master of ceremonies. The evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all those in attendance.