Friday, August 08, 2008

Congratulations, Lon Joyce

From a Dodgers press release:

Dodgers scout Lon Joyce inducted into Professional Scouts Hall of Fame

Los Angeles Dodgers' area scout Lon Joyce was inducted into the Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame on July 25 during a pregame ceremony prior to Single-A Charleston RiverDogs game. Joyce was one of 12 scouts inducted into the inaugural PBSHOF, which is sponsored by the Topps Company, Inc.

In order to qualify for the PBSHOF, a scout has to have a minimum of 20 years experience and a combination of quantifiable success in the field, contributions made to the game in other areas of the sport, and their involvement and dedication to the local community that is honoring them through induction.

In addition to receiving a hall of fame plaque, Joyce was also commemorated on the first-ever professional scouts baseball cards, manufactured by Topps.

Joyce has worked for the Dodgers since 1992 and is responsible for evaluating and signing amateur players in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. While with the Dodgers, Joyce has signed five major leaguers: outfielders Reggie Abercrombie and Luke Allen, right-handed pitchers Jonathan Broxton and RHP Edwin Jackson and infielder Adam Riggs.