Penn Yan’s own Mike Maggart has been elected to the Mid Atlantic Scouts Association Hall of Fame. Mike spent many years as a professional baseball scout in the Houston Astro organization. His territory included New York State and Pennsylvania.
He could be seen every spring and summer, radar gun in hand, at high school and college baseball games throughout this area. Mike scouted and signed a long list of baseball talent to professional contracts. His keen eye for talent helped Houston build a strong, winning organization.
He retired from scouting a few years back. Penn Yan still is his home. Before entering the demanding field of professional baseball scouting, Mike coached baseball in high school and college. Many years ago, back when they used to support such things, he was the recreation department director for Yates County. He was always supportive of the youth baseball programs in Penn Yan.
The Hall of Fame Induction ceremony will take place Nov. 8 at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Md. Congratulations, Mike, on this outstanding honor.