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 History Players Teams Obituaries Site search Contact UsSponsor a page on Historic Baseball! Click here for detailsBen Wade Benjamin Styron WadeBorn: Nov. 26, 1922 in Morehead City,N.C. Died:  Dec. 2, 2002 in Los AngelesDebut: 1948 | Pos:PH: 6’3″ | W: 205 | B:R | T: RYrsGIPWLSvSOERA5118371.11917102354.34>> Visit theBen Wade biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.Ben Wade, a pitcher for Brooklyn in the1950s and a former director of scouting for the Dodgers, died Monday, Dec.2, 2002, at the age of 80.  He had been battling cancer. Wade made his debut for the Chicago Cubsin 1948. He appeared in the majors again in 1952 with the Dodgers and hadthe best year of his career.  In 180 innings, he compiled an 11-9record and 3 saves with a 3.60 ERA. In 1953, he pitched 90.1 inning, finishedwith a 7-5 record, 3 saves and a 3.79 ERA. He appeared in 2 games in theWorld Series against the Yankees, but gave up 4 earned runs in 2.1 inningspitched. In 1955, he was traded to the PittsburghPirates for pitcher Paul LaPalme. As a batter, he had just 11 hits in 118at-bats. However, four of those hits were home runs. On July 6, 1952, hehad 2 home runs in a game against the Braves. Wade became a scout for the Dodgers in1962 and became director of scouting in 1973. He retired in 1990. During his time as scouting director, theDodgers drafted such players as Mike Piazza, Rick Sutcliffe, Orel Hershiserand Mike Scioscia. His brother, Jake Wade, compiled a 27-40record in 8 seasons.