Goldsberry, Orioles scout, dead at 68

February 25, 1996|By Buster Olney

Longtime Orioles scout Gordon Goldsberry, 68, died of an apparent heart attack Friday night in Lake Forest, Calif.

A former major-leaguer with the St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox, Goldsberry returned to the game as a West Coast scout for the Chicago Cubs, and in the early 1970s, he joined the Milwaukee Brewers as a scout and signed Robin Yount. From 1974 to '81, he worked for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Goldsberry returned to the Cubs from 1982 to '88 as their director of minor leagues and scouting. In January 1989, he joined the Orioles as a special assistant to the general manager, a job he's held for the past seven years.

Orioles GM Pat Gillick said: "Baseball has lost an extraordinary ambassador and a first-rate person. His contributions to baseball as a whole and to player development and scouting in particular will be sorely missed."

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