JockBio Vital Stats
  • Cincinnati Reds • Third Base • #27
  • Height: 6' 4"
• Weight: 250 • Born: 4/4/75
  • 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 in 1972.
  • 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 Year season.
  • 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.
  • Scott’s 80 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.
  • Scott’s mom 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.
  • Scott’s mom 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.

 


 

 


Dizzy Dean calendar art

 

 


Mike Schmidt,
1980 Topps Giant



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