The Obit For Steve Gruwell

Longtime Angels scout Steve Gruwell passes away

10/10/2003  5:03 PM ET

ANAHEIM, CA - Longtime Angels free agent scout Steve Gruwell passed away Thursday (Oct. 9) following complications from kidney failure at the age of 62. He served as a scout in the Angels' organization from 1981 to 2000, working during that time as a free agent scout, scouting coordinator and special assignment scout. One of the notable players signed by Gruwell was former Angels' and current St. Cardinals' outfielder Jim Edmonds. Prior to joining the Angels, he scouted for the Cincinnati Reds organization.

Born Dec. 20, 1941, Gruwell was a longtime resident of West Covina, CA, and is survived by his wife, Karen, and three children. Funeral arrangements are still pending.