Bennie F. Huffman
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Ben Huffman, who played briefly in the major leagues and later became a scout, died on Feb. 22, 2005 at the age of 90.
According to his obituary, Huffman attended a tryout camp in 1937 and was the only one of 400 hopefuls to be offered a contract. He joined the St. Louis Browns in spring training in 1937 and hit .273 in 176 at-bats. His last game with the team came on Oct. 2, 1937.
An injury would send him to the minor leagues and he never returned to the majors.
In 1942, he joined the Navy during World War II. Upon his return, he went to work for the Chicago White Sox and was a scout for 32 years. Some of his signings included Minnie Minoso and Harold Baines.
In 1990, he was inducted into the Major League Baseball Scouts Association Hall of Fame.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch obituary (Feb. 24, 2005)