James Joseph Russo
Jim Russo was a long-time scout. He began working woith the St. Louis Browns in 1951, followed the team as it became the Baltimore Orioles in 1953 and worked for them until 1986. Starting in 1966, he served as a special assistant to the Orioles' General Manager, Harry Dalton, advising on potential trades. He was a national cross-checker and was also charged with compiling reports on opposing teams, especially for the postseason. He later served Dalton's successors, Frank Cashen and Hank Peters.
He served in the Air Force during World War II and worked in broadcasting for a whole before joining the Browns. He published his memoirs in 1992 entitled Super Scout: Thirty-five Years of Scouting.