It is with deep sadness the San Francisco Giants announce that their longtime Major League scout, Stan Saleski, passed away unexpectedly last Saturday in Baltimore, Maryland.
Mr. Saleski, 59, spent more than three decades as a Major League scout for the San Francisco Giants, Florida Marlins and New York Yankees. His talent and expertise helped the Marlins win their first World Series championship in 1997 and the Giants 2010 and 2012 World Series championships. He has been with the Giants organization since 1998 and was scouting for the team's current postseason run at the time of his death.
A stand out high school pitcher from Worcester, Massachusetts, Mr. Saleski played for Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida when the Yankees drafted him in the 27th round in 1977. He spent two years in the Yankees minor league system before he moved into the front office as the youngest scout in baseball at the age of 23. He also served as a minor league pitching coach for the Yankees before becoming a full-time scout in 1984.
"Stan was a longtime friend and an integral part of our organization," said Giants Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Sabean. "Our entire Giants family is mourning his loss and Stan will be deeply missed by all of us who had the pleasure and privilege to know him."
Mr. Saleski resided in Oakwood, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Lisa and daughter, Whitney. Services are pending and we ask that everyone respect the privacy of the Saleski family during this difficult time.