KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals announced the death of long time scout, Art Stewart, on Thursday. He was 94 years old.
The Royals announce the passing of legendary scout and Hall of Famer Art Stewart.— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) November 11, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family as they mourn the passing of this very special man who meant so much to them and to our Royals family. pic.twitter.com/7y9y2wzbWb
Stewart, who was inducted into the club's Hall of Fame in 2008, spent 52 years with team.
He held roles as a scout, and is credited with drafting players like Bo Jackson, Kevin Appier, Mike Sweeney, Carlos Beltran and Johnny Damon, among others.
Stewart led scouting operations as the director of scouting for the team from 1984 until 1996.
Most recently, Stewart served as a senior advisor to Royals' General Manager J. J. Picollo.
“Art was truly an extraordinary human being, whom we all loved and admired for many reasons,” Royals President of Baseball Operations Dayton Moore said in a press release. “His unmatched love and appreciation for the game of baseball, recollection of players and events, combined with his special ability to tell stories will be forever cherished by all.”
In 2008, Stewart was also inducted into the Professional Scouts Hall of Fame.