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Le Grant Edward Scott

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Outfielder Le Grant Scott lettered in baseball at the University of Alabama in 1933 and 1934 and was signed by the Birmingham Barons of the Southern Association at the end of the school year in '34. He would spend the next five seasons (1934-1938) with the Barons, hitting over the .300 mark in three of the five years, before being drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1938 Rule V Draft.

Scott would spend his only season in the major leagues with the Phillies, making his debut on April 19, 1939 and appearing in 76 games and hitting at a .280 clip before being sent down to the Indianapolis Indians of the American Association, where he finished out the remainder of the year, appearing in 21 games and hitting for a .315 average.

Scott would spend the rest of his pro baseball days in the minors with Indianapolis, Toronto, Rochester, Nashville and Atlanta and would spend the last three seasons (1946-1948) as a player manager in the class D Georgia-Florida League. His minor league career shows he appeared in 1,175 games, hit at a .313 average with 66 home runs. He also did some spot pitching, winding up with a 6-7 record and a 4.30 ERA, in four different seasons on the mound.

Le Grant Edward Scott died on November 12, 1993 in Birmingham, AL, at the age of 83.


[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1946 Waycross Bears Georgia-Florida League 75-50 3rd Atlanta Crackers Lost in 1st round
1947 Waycross Bears Georgia-Florida League 79-59 2nd Atlanta Crackers Lost in 1st round
1948 Americus Phillies Georgia-Florida League -- Philadelphia Phillies -- replaced by Ed Murphy July 1


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