Tom Greenwade

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Thomas E. Greenwade

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Tom Greenwade was a noted baseball scout for fifty years. He signed Mickey Mantle, Elston Howard and Vic Power for the New York Yankees. Later he signed Bobby Murcer, who replaced Mantle in the outfield. He also scouted the Negro Leagues, and gave the report to Branch Rickey that convinced Rickey that Jackie Robinson was his man.

Greenwade started out as a minor league pitcher for the 1923 Fort Smith Twins.

He managed in the minors for the St. Louis Browns , winning the Northeast Arkansas League pennant with the 1940 Paragould Browns before Bill DeWitt made him a scout. He then moved to the Brooklyn Dodgers and followed Larry MacPhail to the New York Yankees after World War II.

Greenwade is a distant relative of Ben Tincup.

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