Gainesville, GA Auto Wreck, Aug 1957

Ivy Griffin, Scout, Killed

GAINESVILLE, Ga., (AP)--Ivy M. Griffin, Chicago Cubs baseball scout and a former major and minor league player, was killed yesterday near Gainesville when his car left the highway and overturned.

Relatives at Mobile, Ala., said Griffin, 61, was on a trip in Georgia scouting players for the Cubs. He had lived at Mobile several years.

Griffin, a native of Thomasville, Ala., broke in as a first baseman with the Atlanta Crackers in 1919. He was sold to the Philadelphia A's, where he played until 1921.

Griffin is credited with discovering Andy Paiko, Milwaukee Braves outfielder.

Syracuse Herald Journal, Syracuse, NY 26 Aug 1957