Tuesday, July 30, 2013

R.I.P. Boomer

Former Red Sox first-baseman George Scott died on Sunday.  Nicknamed "Boomer", Scott was a beloved teammate.  He was a terrific defensive player who won eight Gold Glove Awards and even moved across the diamond to play third base for a couple of years.  Scott was second in the Rookie of the Year vote in 1966 and was in the top ten for MVP twice.  Scott came up through the Red Sox system and played there from 1966 through 1971 before being traded to the Brewers.  He lead the league in home runs and RBIs in 1975 while with the Brewers and then was traded back to the Red Sox where he played through part of the 1979 season.  He then played with the Royals and Yankees before retiring.

I never saw Scott play, nevertheless I love getting cards of him.  His 2004 Fan Favorites autograph was the first Red Sox autograph I pulled from a pack.

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