Bill Lajoie, a long-time Detroit Tigers scout who later served as general manager when the Tigers captured the 1984 World Series, will be enshrined in the Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame on June 9 prior to the Charleston RiverDogs’ game against the Savannah Sand Gnats at Riley Park.
This will be the fifth year of honoring pro scouts, with the selections announced by The Goldklang Group, owners of the Charleston RiverDogs.
Criteria for induction includes a minimum of 20 years of pro scouting experience, with selection based on a combination of quantifiable success in the field, contributions made to the game in other areas of the sport whether professional or amateur, and their involvement and dedication to the local community.
Lajoie, who will be enshrined posthumously but will be represented by his widow, Mary, was a player, manager, scout and front-office executive.
All members of the hall of fame are represented with a plaque that is on permanent display at Riley Park.