Tuesday, July 30, 2013

In Memoriam: George Scott

On Monday former first baseman George Scott passed away in his native Mississippi.  Scott spent his Major League career from 1966-1979 mostly with the Boston Red Sox and Milwaukee Brewers and was an integral member of the 1967 Red Sox "Impossible Dream" World Series team.
1975 Topps
Nicknamed "Boomer" because of his prodigious home runs that he dubbed "taters".   He finished his career with 271 HRs along with 1,051 RBIs and a .268 batting average which included leading the AL in HRs and RBIs for the 1975 season while in Milwaukee.
It was also his glove that made him famous as he won eight Gold Glove awards in his career.   In addition to his Gold Gloves, he made three All Star games in 1966, 1975 and 1977. 
His uniform was a bit unique also.  He wore a necklace that he said was made up of teeth of middle infielders.  He also wore a batting helmet in the field because of a prior experience of a fan throwing objects on the field.

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