Mickey Scott

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". . . the left-handed bullpen ace of the legendary (Rochester) team . . ." - Press & Sun-Bulletin, Nov. 3, 2011, about Mickey Scott

Pitcher Mickey Scott played parts of five years in the majors with three different teams. He was born in Weimar, Germany in 1947; the city was in the Soviet zone of occupied Germany and two years later would become part of East Germany. He therefore just missed being the only major leaguer to ever be born in the short-lived country.

Scott was selected by the New York Yankees in the 17th round of the 1965 amateur draft and made his pro debut that year. The following year, he went 15-5 with a 2.75 ERA for the Binghamton Triplets and led the New York-Penn League in wins and strikeouts. After missing the 1967 season for military service, he was back with the Triplets in 1968 and spent the following year, 1969, with the Syracuse Chiefs.

Following the 1969 season, Scott was traded to the Chicago White Sox for Pete Ward, and then he was soon dealt to the Baltimore Orioles for Mickey McGuire. Primarily a reliever by this time, he reached the majors with the O's in 1972, spending the entire season with the team but seeing little action. In 15 games for Baltimore that summer, he went 0-1 with a 2.74 ERA. After making one appearance for the Orioles in 1973, his contract was sold to the Montreal Expos. In 22 outings for the Expos, he went 1-2 with a 5.26 ERA.

Sent back to the Orioles prior to the 1974 season, the 26 year-old Scott had his most successful minor league campaign that year with the Rochester Red Wings. He went 8-2 with a miniscule 0.99 ERA in 57 games while leading the International League with 17 saves. Following that season, he was traded to the California Angels, and he was back in the majors in 1975. In nearly three years with the team, he went 7-4 with a 3.58 ERA and 4 saves in 95 games. He played in the minors in 1978, his final year in pro ball.

Following his playing days, he worked for the New York Yankees in various capacities and owned a bar in Binghamton, New York, called Mickey's Mound. He died in 2011 at age 64.

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