Longtime baseball pro scout Gary Hughes dies at 79
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gary Hughes, a beloved baseball scout for numerous organizations during a 54-year career, has died in Northern California after a battle with cancer. He was 79.
Hughes was a regular at Bay Area ballparks in recent years working for the Red Sox and Arizona, The Diamondbacks announced his death in a statement. Commissioner Rob Manfred called Hughes “the quintessential baseball man.” Hughes had lived for years in the scenic coastal city of Santa Cruz.
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