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Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 24 December 2009 13:13

AstrosThe Houston Astros announed today that former scout Stan Benjamin, who passed away this morning on Cape Cod, MA at the age of 95.

Benjamin joined the Astros in 1965 and worked in the organization for nearly 40 years evaluating talent as a scout at the amateur and professional level. His duties included serving as a Major League scout covering the American League Eastern Division clubs for several seasons. Benjamin also served as Houston’s amateur scouting supervisor for the northeast section of the country.

“Stan was a vital cog in the Astros organization,” said Astros President of Baseball Operations Tal Smith. “He was a keen judge of talent and had great personal associations throughout the game as a result of his long career as a player, high school coach, college basketball official and scout. All of us who knew Stan will have great memories of him.”

The Astros have said that funeral arrangements are pending.

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