Tony Scott (baseball)

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Tony Scott
Tony Scott Cardinals.jpg
Center Fielder
Born: (1951-09-18) September 18, 1951 (age 69)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Batted: SwitchThrew: Right
MLB debut
September 1, 1973, for the Montreal Expos
Last MLB appearance
September 21, 1984, for the Montreal Expos
MLB statistics
Batting average .249
Home runs 17
Runs batted in 253
Teams
As player

As coach

Anthony Scott (born September 18, 1951) is a former American professional baseball center fielder and coach.

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Career

Montreal Expos

Scott was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 71st round of the 1969 Major League Baseball draft. After five seasons in their farm system, he received a September call-up to the Expos in 1973. He appeared in eleven games as a pinch runner, and received only one at-bat, in which he struck out.

After repeating the same formula with Scott in 1974, the Expos named him their starting centerfielder in 1975. He batted .191 with eleven runs batted in and no home runs through the All-Star break, and was replaced in center by Pepe Mangual for the rest of the season. He spent all of 1976 with the Triple-A Denver Bears, with whom he batted .311.

St. Louis Cardinals

After the 1976 season, he was traded with Steve Dunning and Pat Scanlon to the St. Louis Cardinals for Bill Greif, Ángel Torres and Sam Mejías. [1]

Scott enjoyed moderate success with the Cardinals, as he batted .291 with three home runs and 41 RBIs sharing playing time with Jerry Mumphrey during his first season in St. Louis. After falling into a fourth outfielder role in 1978, he was given the starting centerfield job in 1979. He responded by hitting six home runs while driving in 68 runs and stealing 37 bases, all career highs.

Houston Astros

On June 7, 1981 Scott was traded to the Houston Astros for Joaquín Andújar.

Scott batted .293 and provided a steady glove in centerfield in the spacious Astrodome his first season in Houston. He was the starting centerfielder again in 1982, but after batting .239 with one home run and 29 RBIs, he was relegated to a fourth outfielder role in 1983. He was released in June 1984 with a .190 batting average, and caught on with the Montreal Expos for the rest of the season.

Career stats

Games PA AB Runs Hits 2B 3B HR RBI SBCS BB SO Avg. Slg. OBP Fld%
99130472803331699111281725312569186464.249.327.297.986

In 1989, Scott batted .360 in 51 games with the Winter Haven Super Sox of the Senior Professional Baseball Association.

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References

  1. "6-Player baseball trade completed by Cards, Expos". Sarasota Herald-Tribune . AP. 9 November 1976. p. 2C. Retrieved 8 June 2010.