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robmadden1
12-24-2009, 07:35 PM
Stan Benjamin, a former scout for the Houston Astros, passed away Thursday at the age of 95, as announced by the team.

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 levels. His duties included serving as a Major League scout covering the American League East 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 in the team's release concerning Benjamin's passing.

"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," Smith added. "All of us who knew Stan will have great memories of him."

Funeral arrangements are pending for Benjamin, who passed away in Cape Cod, Mass., on Thursday.

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