Via mlb.com -
The Pirates added to their scouting department on Monday, announcing the hiring of Hal Morris to the staff. Morris will serve as an area supervisor in the upper Midwest region of the country.
In addition to two national supervisors and four regional scouting supervisors, Morris brings the total of area scouts with the organization currently to 16. There were 15 area supervisors under scouting director Greg Smith in 2007.
Morris makes his first return to professional baseball since retiring after the 2000 season. The 43-year-old followed a 13-year playing career by returning to college, where he earned an MBA from Stanford. Morris has worked in the business sector since.
Boy, that 1989 trade of Hal Morris for Tim Leary sure worked out well, huh?
Hal Morris…if memory serves correctly, Scooter Rizzuto called him “the kid with the big feet.”
Wow. A guy with an MBA from Stanford working as a scouting area supervisor? That’s either a love of the game…or a sign of the times…or maybe a bit of both?