Paul Krichell

Krichell had fewer than 250 ML at-bats as a reserve catcher with the Browns, but he became one of the greatest scouts in ML history. After coaching for the Red Sox in 1919, Krichell was hired by Ed Barrow to scout for the Yankees in 1920 and remained with them until his death in 1957. He was director of scouting and chief scout beginning in 1946. He discovered Yankee Hall of Famers Lou Gehrig and Whitey Ford, as well as standouts like Tony Lazzeri, Mark Koenig, and Vic Raschi.