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This Week In Baseball History

Feb 14, 2018

In 1946, 72 years ago this week, Edith Houghton walked into the Phillies office with a binder of press clippings and asked for a job. Team owner Bob Montgomery reportedly hired her on the spot, making her the first professional scout in Major League history who also was a woman. Mike and Bill welcome special guest Meg Rowley (@megrowler) of The Hardball Times to discuss Houghton's life and career, how women's history in baseball is still a neglected area of study, and how the role of women in the game today is slowly, but steadily, expanding.