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George Charles Scott Jr.
(Boomer)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 215 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

George Scott was a major star in the American League, hitting 271 home runs and winning eight Gold Gloves.

Scott was in the minors from 1962-65, with his slugging percentage going up each year. He won an Eastern League Triple Crown in 1965. He was the third player to do so, following Joe Munson (1925) and Bob Chance (1963).

He made his major league debut in 1966 as an everyday player, getting into 162 games and hitting 27 homers. He was third in the 1966 American League Rookie of the Year Award voting, behind winner Tommie Agee.

Scott would continue to appear in over 100 games in every season of his 14-year major league career. He was with Boston from 1966-70, hitting .303 in his second major league season and appearing in the 1967 World Series. Traded after 1970 to the Milwaukee Brewers in a ten-player trade, he was with the Brewers from 1972-76. In 1973 he hit .306 with 107 RBI and in 1975 he boomed out 36 home runs with 109 RBI. He came back to Boston in the Cecil Cooper trade and played for them from 1977 through part of 1979, hitting 33 homers in 1977. After being traded to Kansas City and then released by them in August 1979, he signed with the 1979 Yankees and slugged .500 with them in 16 games.

After his major league days he played and managed in Mexico. An article, George Scott is Alive and Well and Playing in Mexico, chronicled his life there. He passed away in his hometown of Greenville, MS in 2013, aged 69.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 1966 Topps All-Star Rookie Team
  • 3-time AL All-Star (1966, 1975 & 1977)
  • 8-time AL Gold Glove Winner (1967, 1968 & 1971-1976)
  • 2-time AL Total Bases Leader (1973 & 1975)
  • AL Home Runs Leader (1975)
  • AL RBI Leader (1975)
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 6 (1966, 1971-1973, 1975 & 1977)
  • 30-Home Run Seasons: 2 (1975 & 1977)
  • 100 RBI Seasons: 2 (1973 & 1975)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1977)

[edit] Further Reading

  • George Scott (as told to George Vass): "The Game I'll Never Forget", Baseball Digest, July 1976, pp. 31-33. [1]

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