https://t.co/11Ju9BPwa3 pic.twitter.com/tNI7I3AEKc. A Cardinals scout has passed away after a battle with COVID-19. ©2020 EHM PRODUCTIONS,INC. 54,611, This story has been shared 34,261 times. "Charles had an incredible impact on our scouting department,” Cardinals director of scouting Randy Flores said. "My prayers are with his wife Karen and family as anyone who ever talked to CP knew how proud he was of them. A scout for the St. Louis Cardinals who signed the team's top draft pick in June has died. A St. Louis Cardinals scout has died from COVID-19 complications after nearly a month battling the bug in a hospital, the team said. Do Not Sell My Personal Information. He brought a tremendous work ethic, keen eye, and booming laugh with him every day," says Randy Flores, Assistant G.M./Scouting Director. He's been fighting for his life since catching Covid-19 and he's in need of a miracle. "His smile, his voice, his energy...you knew it was Charles. Trump Supporters and Civil Leader Come Together, Rallies Led to 30,000 COVID Cases, 700 Deaths. 165,916, This story has been shared 54,611 times. They added in a statement on a GoFundMe page Sunday they were devastated over his passing. 26,392, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved Meet the state trooper who got transferred for dating Gov. Do Not Sell My Personal Information, Your California Privacy Rights Your California Privacy Rights Broncos coach defends costly decisions in loss to Titans, This story has been shared 165,916 times. "Charles always would light up the draft room," says John Mozeliak, President of Baseball Operations. ", An #STLCards scout, Charles Peterson, needs support both financially and through prayers as he fights for his life against COVID-19. Peterson played five years in the minors after being drafted in 1993 by the Pittsburgh Pirates and began his scouting career by working for the MLB Scouting Bureau. https://t.co/TjzEjQsrOb, Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Voting 2020 updates: 6-hour wait for voters in South Carolina, Texas early vote count surges past 2016 numbers, 6 ways small businesses can boost holiday sales in 2020 amid the pandemic. Peterson was also a volunteer assistant football coach at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, where his son plays defensive lineman, news station WSPA reported. He was hired by the Cardinals in 2012 and scouted in the upper Midwest area before returning to his home state of South Carolina and serving as Special Assistant to the Scouting Director. "He brought a tremendous work ethic, keen eye, and booming laugh with him every day. st. louis cardinals Charles Peterson -- a longtime amateur scout for the St. Louis Cardinals -- died Sunday after a weeks-long battle with COVID-19 ... the team announced. He will be missed. Your Ad Choices St. Louis Cardinals Scout Dies after Battle with COVID-19. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. ", "My prayers are with his wife Karen and family as anyone who ever talked to CP knew how proud he was of them.". Sign up for our special edition newsletter to get a daily update on the coronavirus pandemic. He was the signing scout of 2020 first-round daft pick Jordan Walker, catcher Andrew Knizer and others. Messages of hope and love for Peterson and his family have been posted by those who knew he well on social media throughout the weekend: I need my prayer warriors to please include my family friend Charles Peterson (Pete) in your prayers. (KFVS) - The St. Louis Cardinals say a team talent scout is dead after being hospitalized with COVID-19. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Charles Peterson, 46, who had worked for the organization since 2012, succumbed to the virus on Sunday, news station WLTX reported. Terms of Use A great athlete who led Laurens to its last football state title in 1991. One of our own is struggling now & we ask for thoughts, prayers & support for Charles Peterson & his family. The Cardinals released a statement extending their “condolences to the Peterson family and Charles’ many friends.”. Demetria Bannister, a 28-year-old third-grade teacher at Windsor Elementary, died Sept. 7 due to complications from the virus. 'Hot doc' who regularly posts bikini pics told she's 'too pretty to work in... How tweet it is: Twitter backs down, unlocks Post's account. Get TMZ breaking news sent right to your browser! He was only 46-years-old. This story has been shared 165,916 times. "It is with a heavy and broken heart I share that our beloved Charles ‘Pete’ has lost his battle with COVID-19," the statement read. He will be missed.". He then continued to give back to two sports and drew praise from all he touched. A St. Louis Cardinals scout has died from COVID-19 complications after nearly a month battling the bug in a hospital, the team said. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Cardinals scout Charles Peterson dies after COVID-19 battle | The State https://t.co/TFMnUBmmk9, Covid-19 has stricken millions & our MLB Scouting family is not immune. "Charles had an incredible impact on our scouting department. Peterson -- who went on to play several years in the minor leagues as well as internationally -- joined the Cardinals' scouting department in 2012. CP is a great family man, mentor, scout and most of all SCOUTING FAMILY! Charles Peterson was 46, and the cause was complications of Covid … More than $36,000 was raised "for Charles and his family to help ease the burden this terrible illness has placed on them.". ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, Download the TMZ App on the Apple App Store, Download the TMZ App on the Google Play Store. ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals announced Sunday evening that a member of the organization has died after a month-long battle with COVID-19. Charles Peterson -- a longtime amateur scout for the St. Louis Cardinals -- died Sunday after a weeks-long battle with COVID-19 ... the team announced. “My prayers are with his wife Karen and family as anyone who ever talked to CP knew how proud he was of them.”. "His smile, his voice, his energy -- you knew it was Charles. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. “Hired by the team in 2012, Charles was the signing scout for our 2020 1st [round] pick Jordan Walker.”, Assistant general manager Randy Flores said Peterson had an “incredible impact on our scouting department.”, “He brought a tremendous work ethic, keen eye, and booming laugh with him every day,” Flores said in a statement. He was a special man that made others better. Peterson was very respected in MLB circles ... and the Cardinals say he was actually responsible for scouting their 1st-round pick this season, third baseman Jordan Walker. He was a special man that made others better. Waiting for your permission to load the comments. ", Over the weekend a GoFundMe was set up for Peterson, who had been hospitalized since Aug. 17 after a COVID-19 diagnosis. Charles Peterson, 46, had been in the hospital since August. His death marked the second virus-related death in the last week in the school district. The St. Louis Cardinals were one of the MLB teams that had to deal with a COVID-19 … Very sad news. He had been in the hospital since Aug. 17. Amateur scout and former first-round MLB pick Charles Peterson died at 46-years-old. He means alot to our baseball community at all levels. As MLB and other pro sports wrestle with how to handle the pandemic -- Peterson's death is a reminder about how serious the situation still is. “We are saddened to learn of the passing of amateur scout Charles Peterson,” the team wrote on Twitter. September 15, 2020 | 12:41pm | Updated September 15, 2020 | 1:06pm. ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals announced Sunday evening that a member of the organization has died after a month-long battle with COVID-19. Peterson was picked by the Pittsburgh Pirates out of high school in the 1st round of the 1993 MLB draft -- just 21 selections after the Seattle Mariners drafted Alex Rodriguez. © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. 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