Krichell had fewer than 250 ML at-bats as a reserve catcher with the Browns, but
he became one of the greatest scouts in ML history. After coaching for the Red Sox
in 1919, Krichell was hired by Ed Barrow to scout for the Yankees in 1920 and remained
with them until his death in 1957. He was director of scouting and chief scout beginning
in 1946. He discovered Yankee Hall of Famers Lou Gehrig and Whitey Ford, as well
as standouts like Tony Lazzeri, Mark Koenig, and Vic Raschi.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»July 4, 1912: Three weeks after the Tigers ask waivers on George Mullin, he pitches himself a 32nd birthday present at Detroit, a 7–0 no-hitter over the Browns. Mullin helps his victory with three hits and two RBIs. In the morning game, a 9–3 Detroit win, Ty Cobb steals 2B, 3B, and home in the 5th inning against the battery of George Baumgardner and Paul Krichell. Cobb has stolen home five times this season; this is his first swipe of home in his last eight successes that didn't occur in the 1st inning.