The 25th annual mid atlantic scouts Hall of Fame banquet was held on Saturday, November 14, at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Maryland. A nice crowd was on hand to see Bob Myrick (Nationals) and Ed Santa (Rockies) inducted into the MASA Hall of Fame. Bob and Ed have combined to scout the mid atlantic for over 50 years. Their names will be added to the plaque at Camden Yards which lists all MASA Hall of Famers.
John Flaherty, former ML catcher and currently an analyst on Yankee telecasts, was the guest speaker. Phil Wood, longtime media personality in the mid atlantic, served as master of ceremonies.
Neal Huntington, GM of the Pittsburgh Pirates, was honored as executive of the year. Lou Wieben (Rays) picked up the scout of the year award.
Other honorees included Keith Connolly (Royals, crosschecker of the year), Rob Leeds (Padres, part time scout of the year), Ben McLure (Brewers-career recognition), Gary Kendall (Bowie Baysox-manager of the year), Mike Nikorak (Stroudsburg HS-amateur player of the year), and Matt McBride (Rockies-Outstanding Achievement in Pro Baseball).
The 26th annual MASA banquet will be held on November 12, 2016 at Ripken Stadium.
Mid Atlantic Scouts Association
"Promoting the game of baseball and developing fellowship among scouts."