Saturday, November 10, 2012

Scott Economy, Baseball Letterman - PC2317

At James Madison University, Scott Economy lettered in baseball over two seasons, 1986 and 1987.

He also did well enough there to drafted by his home state Reds in the 21st round of the 1987 draft.

For Economy, though, his professional career only lasted four seasons, an apparent injury and surgery coming at career's end.

Economy arrived at James Madison, from Rocky River, Ohio, near Cleveland. With the Reds, Economy started in 1987 at rookie Billings.

At Billings, Economy worked mainly as a reliever. He got into 17 games, starting one. Over those outings, Economy pitched 39.1 innings, giving up 15 earned runs. He also picked up four wins to no losses.

For 1988, Economy returned to Billings. This time, he got more work in as a starter, 14 outings, 10 starts. He went 1-3, with a 4.90 ERA.

Economy arrived at single-A Cedar Rapids in 1989. It was the highest level he'd reach.

For the single-A Reds in 1989, Economy got into 38 games, two starts. He went 5-1, posting a 2.66 ERA.

He then returned to Cedar Rapids for 1990. But his season that year was brief, just four relief outings. He gave up three earned runs in 7.1 innings of work.

By July, though, Economy was to undergo apparently some type of procedure, according to The Cedar Rapids Gazette. That coincided with the end of his professional baseball career.

1990 CMC Pro-Cards Tally
Players/Coaches Featured: 892
Made the Majors: 608 - 68.2%
Never Made the Majors: 284-31.8%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 271
10+ Seasons in the Minors: 163

2 comments:

  1. Hey - you're doing the team set cards! Awesome! I just got a card of him in my 1989 Best Cedar Rapids Reds set. What a great baseball name.

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    1. Yeah. Started them. They'll be interesting, though. The first one here shows a problem I'm sure I'll run into more frequently, shorter careers with less information available.

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