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Saint Paul in Ramsey County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Tom Greenwade

 
 
Tom Greenwade Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2014
1. Tom Greenwade Marker
Inscription.

Largely regarded as the most successful Scout in baseball history, Greenwade was responsible for signing New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle, and also played a significant role in persuading the Brooklyn Dodgers to pursue Jackie Robinson.

Greenwade, who began his life in baseball as both a pitcher and a manager in the Minor Leagues, got his start in scouting with the St. Louis Browns in 1941. He joined the Yankees organization in 1949 and was instrumental in building the club's dynasty through the 1960s. Apart from Mantle, his signings include such notable players as Elston Howard, Bill Virdon, Ralph Terry, George Kell, and Bobby Murcer.

A lifelong resident of Willard, Mo, Greenwade died in 1986 at the age of 81.
 
Erected 2009 by Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame and the Goldklang Group.
 
Location. 44° 58.324′ N, 93° 10.496′ W. Marker is in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in Ramsey County. Click for map. Marker is part of the Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame at Midway Stadium. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1771 Energy Park Drive, Saint Paul MN 55108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Al Avila (here, next to this marker);
Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame at Midway Stadium image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame at Midway Stadium
Terry Reynolds (here, next to this marker); Kenneth Wayne Stauffer (here, next to this marker); Marti Wolever (here, next to this marker); Phil Rizzo (here, next to this marker); Harold "Hep" Cronin (here, next to this marker); The Hamline Plaza (approx. 0.6 miles away); Welcome to Victoria Street Station (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Saint Paul.
 
More about this marker. The Saint Paul Saints Baseball Club is moving to Lowertown Stadium in downtown Saint Paul. The Hall of Fame markers will likely be relocated to the new stadium, which will open for the 2015 season.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tom Greenwade. (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Baseball scout's legacy endures after 25 years (Aug 10, 2011). (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Tom Greenwade Obit, New York Times (Aug 14, 1986). (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Tom Greenwade: The Great Yankee Who Helped Win Nine World Championships. (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Midway Stadium, St. Paul MN
Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame at Midway Stadium image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame at Midway Stadium
Markers in distance, beyond Snoopy's outstretched right hand
. (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. Saint Paul Saints Official Website. (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
7. Lowertown Ballpark, St. Paul MN. (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
8. The Goldklang Group. (Submitted on August 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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