It is with great sadness that the Cincinnati Reds tonight learned of the death of longtime Major League Baseball official scorer Glenn Sample.
Sample, 77, died today at 5:30 p.m. at Mercy Hospital in Western Hills. Funeral arrangements are pending.
"Our baseball family is stunned and saddened by the news of Glenn's passing," said Reds Director of Media Relations Rob Butcher. "Since 1980, Glenn was a fixture in the press box at Reds games. He was a remarkable person who touched all of our lives through his unwavering devotion to the Reds, the University of Cincinnati and our city. We are privileged to have been such a large part of his life. Our thoughts and prayers are with Glenn's family and friends."
The 2009 season would have been Sample's 30th as a Major League Baseball official scorer.