Scott always wanted
to end up playing for one of his childhood favorites, the Cardinals or Reds.
Scott wore 17 in
Philadelphia but switched to 27 with the Cardinals. Dizzy Dean wore
17 for St. Louis, which retired his number.
Scott was literally
a swing away from losing his rookie status for 1997. When Steve Trachsel
broke Scott's arm in 1996, he had reached his 130th at-bat—the limit
for retaining rookie eligibility.
When Scott reported
for spring training in 1997, he found the name SCHMIDT taped over his
locker. Prankster Gregg Jefferies was the suspected culprit.
As part of the
Phillies rookie hazing ritual, Scott was made to wear a halter top and
a poodle skirt.
Scott was the first
Phillies rookie to lead the team in homers and RBIs since Greg Luzinski
Scott was just
the third Phillie to win Rookie of the Year. The others were Jack Sanford
(1957) and Richie Allen (1964).
Scott credits teammate
Mark Parent for helping him learn the league during his Rookie of the
When the Phillies held Scott Rolen T-Shirt Day in 1998, Terry Francona
decided not to play him. It was the day after a night game after a doubleheader
and Scott had already played in 144 straight. The Phillies lost, 5-2.
extra-base hits in 1998 were the most by a Phillie since Mike Schmidt’s
81 in 1980.
Scott is the active leader in career assists among major league third basemen, with more than 3,700.
Scott hit his 300th home run in 2010 against his old team, the Phillies. It came off Kyle Kendrick.
was raised in Petersburg, Indiana, home of Gil Hodges.
Scott says his
hero is his brother, Todd
Scott is an amateur
astronomer. He also plays the guitar.
is afraid of flying. She and Ed travel to his games in a motor home.
Scott has a black
lab named Emma Lou and a golden retriever named Enis.
Scott ropened a summer camp for sick children near Bloomington and named it
Camp Emma Lou. His brother resigned from his teaching job to run
it and spearhead further fundraising efforts.
Scott and his family
live near his parents, in Holmes Beach, Florida. They also have a home in Blommington, Indiana.
Scott and his wife, Nikki, have two kids, Raine Tyler and Finn Edward. .
Scott let his daughter Raine choose his number with the Blue Jays. She picked #33.