Amanda Hopkins Makes History Following in Dad’s Footsteps

Amanda Hopkins is the first full-time female major-league scout in over 50 years.  She is completing her second season working in the Seattle Mariners organization.

Her father, Ron, has been a scout for several major-league teams and is currently a special assistant in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.  Amanda learned the game as a youngster by going out with her dad on scouting trips and later served as an intern in the Mariners baseball operations department.

The Hopkins father-daughter scouting combo is not the first family-ties scouting relationship.  Roy and Bessie Largent were a husband-wife tandem who were paid as full-time pro scouts by the Chicago White Sox between 1925 and 1943 and reportedly signed over 150 player for the organization.

For more information about Amanda Hopkins, follow the link below from The Washington Post:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/hopkins-is-first-female-baseball-scout-in-more-than-50-years/2017/08/18/8d8216fa-83e0-11e7-9e7a-20fa8d7a0db6_story.html?utm_term=.3aa7162194e4

 

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