Red Sox mourn passing of longtime scout Enos

Red Sox mourn passing of longtime scout Enos

Bill Enos, the longtime Red Sox scout whose career extended through parts of eight decades in professional baseball as a player, manager, scout and consultant, passed away due to complications from pneumonia at the age of 94.

He died last Wednesday morning in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Enos spent 30 years as a member of the Red Sox scouting department and signed several productive players from the New England area, including Rich Gedman, a two-time American League All-Star catcher; John Tudor, who played 12 seasons in the Majors; and current Red Sox bullpen coach Dana LeVangie in 1991.

Enos also spent nine seasons as a Minor League first baseman, bouncing around for independent teams and affiliates of the Brooklyn Dodgers, St. Louis Browns and Philadelphia A's. His playing career, however, was interrupted to serve in the U.S. Navy from 1942-45. After World War II, he served as a player/manager in the Browns' system before becoming a scout for that organization, which would later become the Baltimore Orioles.

In 1973, he was hired as Boston's New England area scout, a position he would hold until his retirement in 2001, when he became an consultant for another eight years.

While serving as a scout for the Red Sox, Enos helped transform the Cape Cod Baseball League into one of the sport's top amateur leagues, while becoming the leagues' first scouting liaison to the Majors.

In 2000, he was inducted into the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame, and later in that same year earned a Special Achievement Award from the Boston Baseball Writers.

Enos is survived by his two daughters, Anne and Karyl.

Jamal Collier is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.