Edith Grace Houghton, 100, of Sarasota, Fla., died Feb. 2, just eight days shy of her 101st birthday.
Born in Philadelphia, Houghton was a 1930 graduate of the Philadelphia High School for Girls. Houghton was also a baseball prodigy and played professionally with the “Bobbies.” After World War II, the Philadelphia Phillies approached her to be a scout for the team.
According to a "Miami Herald" article, Houghton worked for the Phillies from 1946-52 and was one of MLB’s first women scouts. There are also several remembrances of Houghton in the Baseball Hall of Fame, according to the article.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 16 at Baron Rowland Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Friends will be received from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Northwood Cemetery in Philadelphia.