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The Fort Wayne Scouts men's softball team played one season (1979) in the American Professional Slo-Pitch League.  The club took its name from the Scout off-road vehicle, an early SUV that was manufactured by Fort Wayne’s International Harvester Company.  In the late 1970’s more than 1,400 local factory workers built 200 Scouts a day on the production lines at International Harvester’s New Haven Avenue plant.

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The Scouts played their home games at the Tah-Cum-Wah Recreation Center (now the Ash Centre) and were managed by former Major Leaguer "Jungle" Jim Rivera. The team folded after going 8-56 in 1979.