The St. Louis Cardinals organization was deeply saddened this evening to learn of the passing of amateur scout Charles Peterson. The entire organization extends its condolences to the Peterson family and Charles’ many friends.
Subsequent to the conclusion of his playing career, Charles began his scouting career by working for the MLB Scouting Bureau. Hired by the Cardinals in 2012, Charlies scouted in the Upper Midwest before returning to his home state of South Carolina, and serving as Special Assistant to the Scouting Director. He was the signing scout of 2020 First Round Daft Selection Jordan Walker.
“Charles had an incredible impact on our scouting department. He brought a tremendous work ethic, keen eye, and booming laugh with him every day. My prayers are with his wife Karen and family as anyone who ever talked to CP knew how proud he was of them.” – Randy Flores, Assistant G.M./Scouting Director
“Charles always would light up the draft room. His smile, his voice, his energy…you knew it was Charles. He was a special man that made others better. He will be missed.” – John Mozeliak, President of Baseball Operations