Monday, July 29, 2013

REPORT: Red Sox All-Star 1B George Scott Dies

George 'Boomer' Scott
According to Baseball America's Jim Callis, former Red Sox first baseman, three-time All-Star and 8-time Gold Glove winner George Scott has passed away. In nine seasons with Boston, Scott hit .257 with 154 home runs (or "taters" as he called them). Scott wore a batting helmet while fielding at first, because of experiences with road fans throwing objects at him during his career. He was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers in 1971 as part of a mega-deal that brought Tommy Harper and Marty Pattin to the Red Sox. He came back to the Carmine Hose in 1977 for Cecil Cooper. Known as "Boomer" in his days at Fenway Park, Scott was just 69 years old. RIP. (Audio: WEEI interview 7/30/12)