Wayne Britton played three seasons in the Valley Baseball League – 1965, 1966 and 1969. Britton finished second in the VBL in hitting during the 1966 season with a .343 average. He hit for a .286 average in 1969 to finish 11th in the league batting race.

Following his playing career, Britton began a long and illustrious career as a baseball scout, starting in 1973 with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

After one year with the Pirates, Britton spent the next five years with the New York Mets where he signed Mookie Wilson, the first player he signed to make the Major Leagues. He then joined the Boston Red Sox organization and assumed national crosschecker responsibilities in 1986. He served as Boston’s scouting director beginning in 1993 and from 1998-2001 was the Red Sox vice-president of scouting. During his time in Boston, the Red Sox signed Nomar Garciaparra, Trot Nixon, and Kevin Youkilis among others.

From 2002-2007, Britton served as national and Latin America crosschecker of the Yankees. He then worked for the Cincinnati Reds before joining the Baltimore Orioles in 2012 as a special assistant to the scouting department.

In 1996 Britton was named Scout of the Year by the Mid-Atlantic Baseball Scouts Association. Britton received the Legends of Scouting Award at the 2013 Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation annual dinner.

Britton had a hand in signing more than 50 Major Leaguers.

Britton played his collegiate baseball at East Carolina and was picked by the Orioles in the 56th round of the 1965 amateur draft.