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Getting to CHS Field

Saints To Induct Diamondbacks Midwest Amateur Scouting Supervisor, Steve McAllister, Into Killebrew Root Beer Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame

ST. PAUL, MN August 1, 2017

Long hours spent away from home.  Many nights spent in cramped motels in cities most of us have couldn’t point out on a map.  Oftentimes underappreciated for the tireless work they put in during the year.  The role of the baseball scout is a 365 day a year job spent trying to find, not just the next big prospect, but the diamond in the rough.  The St. Paul Saints are proud to announce on Friday, August 4 they will induct into the Killebrew Root Beer Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame, Steve McAllister, the current Midwest Amateur Scouting Supervisor for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

 

The 59-year-old McAllister has seen it all in baseball from playing, to scouting, to having a son that has reached the Major Leagues,  baseball has been in McCallister’s blood all his life.  Currently the Midwest Amateur Scouting Supervisor for the Arizona Diamondbacks, a role he’s held since 2006, McCallister is no stranger to Hall of Fame inductions. 

 

In 2012 he was elected to the Midwest Professional Baseball Scouts Association Hall of Fame.  That same year he was awarded the Diamondbacks Roland Hemond Award as the organization’s Scout of the Year. 

 

McCallister began with the Diamondbacks in 2001 and has been responsible for a number of players signed and crosschecked including Paul Goldschmidt, Max Scherzer, Micah Owings Brett Anderson, Jarrod Parker, AJ Pollock and Wade Miley.  He also had a hand in notable prospects Archie Bradley, Stryker Trahan and Justin Williams. 

 

“The management and employees with Killebrew Root Beer offer our congratulations to Steve McAllister for his induction into the St. Paul Saints / Killebrew Root Beer Professional Scouts Hall of Fame,” said Jim Lundeen, President of RJM Distributing.  “Mr. McAllister has earned this recognition with not only dedication and effort, but positive results for the Arizona Diamondback organization.”

 

McCallister began his career as a scout in 1987 with the Milwaukee Brewers and was there until 1991.  He went on to the California Angles (1992-93) and the Boston Red Sox (1994-2000) before joining the Diamondbacks. 

 

McCallister was a fifth round draft pick by the Houston Astros in 1981 and played six seasons and was a two-time All-Star.  He was a standout at Bradley University from 1979-81, where he was a teammate of Minnesota Twins legend Kirby Puckett, and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 1985.

 

McAllister and his wife, Jeannine, reside in Chillicothe, IL.

 

In the last nine years the Saints have honored scouts from all over the country, some with local ties.  Past recipients in St. Paul are as follows:

 

2008 Phil Rizzo (L.A. Dodgers) and Hep Cronin (Atlanta Braves)

2009 Tom Greenwade (Brooklyn Dodgers and N.Y. Yankees) and Marti Wolever (Philadelphia Phillies)

2010 Ken Stauffer (Tampa Bay Rays)

2011 Terry Reynolds (Cincinnati Reds)

2012 Al Avila (Detroit Tigers)

2013 John Mirabelli (Cleveland Indians)

2014 Mike Radcliff (Minnesota Twins)

2015 Mike Arbuckle (Kansas City Royals)

2016 Steve Williams (Pittsburgh Pirates)

 

Saints tickets continue to be a tremendous value.  Tickets begin at $5 for the Treasure Island berm seating (available only on day of game in person at the box office), $6 for bleacher seats, $14 for outfield reserved, $16 for the drink rail and $18 for infield reserved and home plate reserved.  Friday Home Games with Post-Game Fireworks are an additional $2 per ticket.  Post-Game Fireworks Supershows (August 31) are an additional $3 per ticket.  Tickets purchased on the day of the game are an additional $2 per ticket.  Children under the age of 12 and seniors 65 and older receive $1 off the admission price.  Children under 2 that don't require a seat are free. 

 

On game days, the Box Office will open at 9 a.m., Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and 12:00 p.m. on Sunday and will remain open until 15 minutes following each game.  Tickets are always available at saintsbaseball.com.