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Friday, September 27, 2013

Kevin Scott, Veteran Type - 2752

Kevin Scott didn't hit a lot of home runs. But he hit one when it counted.

In the fifth inning of Game 1 of the 1992 Florida State League playoffs, Scott put his team ahead in the fifth with a solo round-tripper, according to The Orlando Sentinel. While it put the team ahead, his team couldn't hold that lead, eventually falling in extras.

In his first four professional seasons, though, Scott hit only six regular season home runs. He would hit just one more, his career ending after the next season, Scott never making the majors.

Scott's professional career began in 1989, taken by the Astros in the 32nd round of the draft, out of Washington State University. At Washington State, Scott hit .306 as a redshirt sophomore.

With the Astros, Scott started at short-season Auburn, getting into 60 games, 17 behind the plate. He hit .245.

For 1990, Scott moved to single-A Asheville, moving to catching almost full-time. He ended up hitting .274 over 129 games.

Years later, his manager at Asheville Frank Cacciatore recalled Scott for his presence on the field. "A catcher," Cacciatore recalled to The Greatest 21 Days in 2013, "a veteran-type guy."

Scott played 1991 and 1992 at Osceola, hitting .214 his first year and .242 his second. In one early May 1991 contest, Scott picked up three hits.

For 1993, Scott also returned to Osceola, getting 30 games there. He also made it up to AA Jackson, playing 50 games there and hitting .284. But it was his final year as a pro.
1990 CMC-Pro Cards Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:1,305
Made the Majors: 711 - 54.5%
Never Made Majors: 594-45.5%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 307
10+ Seasons in the Minors: 181

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