John Mahlon Ogden
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 190 lb.
- School Swarthmore College
- Debut June 22, 1918
- Final Game September 9, 1932
- Born November 5, 1897 in Ogden, PA USA
- Died November 9, 1977 in Philadelphia, PA USA
"I scouted 90,000 players in my lifetime and (Dick) Allen was the greatest I ever saw. It’s too bad he had so many difficulties." - Jack Ogden, about his scouting days
Jack Ogden, brother of Curly Ogden, came straight to the majors in 1918, then was a minor league star for years with Baltimore, and came back to the majors in 1928. Later he worked in the front office of the Orioles and the Phillies, and owned a minor league club. Still later he became a legendary scout, signing many future major leaguers. He also coached high school and college basketball.
All-time International League leader with 213 career wins.
- Led 1920 International League with 27 W
- Led 1921 International League with 31 W
- Led 1922 International League with 24 W
- Led 1926 International League with 24 W
He also pitched for Newark and Rochester.
Ogden owned the Elmira Pioneers in 1941-1942. He later scouted for the Cincinnati Reds, Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, and Philadelphia Phillies from 1946 to 1971. In 1952 he was elected to the International League Hall of Fame.
A key source: 1922 Orioles