• Sep

    Early O's Scout Kubski passes

    He was part of the braintrust that helped build the late 60's, early 70s Baltimore Orioles dynasties, yet most fan have probably not heard of him.

    That's the life of a professional scout, and that's the life that Al Kubski led. Kubski passed away last week in his sleep at the age of 90, just a year after retiring as a professional baseball scout.

    Kubski worked under Harry Dalton in Baltimore as one of the Orioles main scouts as Dalton used a great farm system to help build up those late dynasties. Kubski started with the Orioles and moved with Dalton to California when Dalton headed west in 1972. Kubski would later work for John Schueholz in Kansas City before moving with him to Atlanta. He would earn six World Series rings during his scouting career.

    His son Gil Kubski is a West Coast Scouting Supervisor for the Orioles and continues on the Kubski scouting legacy.

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Tony Pente

Tony has owned and operated Orioles Hangout since 1996 and is well known for his knowledge of the Baltimore Orioles organization from top to bottom. He's a frequent guest on Baltimore-area sports radio stations and can be heard regularly on the 105.7 FM The Fan. His knowledge and contacts within the Orioles minor league system and the major league baseball scouting industry is unparalleled in the Baltimore media and is known as an expert on the Orioles prospects.