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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Philip Scott was known as a prankster in high school; Got embarrassed by Morganna as pro, made single-A

The unbeaten Greenon High School basketball team prepared for the state tournament in March 1986 and the team members, including Philip Scott, proved in a joking mood, according to The Dayton Daily News.

Except Scott, known as a prankster, indicated that he knew he needed to stay focused, he told The Daily News.

"This is business," Scott told The Daily News. "We're going to win it."

Greenon did go on to win. Four years later, Scott went on to turn pro in a different sport, baseball. He played two seasons. He topped out at single-A.

Scott's pro baseball career began in 1990, taken by the Mets in the 30th round of the draft out of Wittenberg University in Ohio. Scott was also credited as Phil Scott and Phillip Scott.

At Wittenberg, Scott picked up three hits in an April 1989 game. He led his team in hitting in May 1990. with a .371 average and picked up five RBI in a game.

Scott took the school's top spots in assists, double and hits in a season. He made the local baseball hall of fame in 2012 and the Greenon hall in 2014.

Scott started wit the Mets at short-season Pittsfield and at single-A Columbia. Early on in Pittsfield, he became the victim of another prank of sorts, from Morganna the Kissing Bandit.

Scott told The Berkshire Eagle he didn't know who she was until being told. "Then I was more embarrassed than anything," Scott told The Eagle.

Scott got into 45 games on the year, 24 at Pittsfield and 21 at Columbia. He hit .235.

He then moved to the Yankees system and single-A Greensboro for 1991. He got into 20 games and hit .133 to end his career.

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:3,668
Made the Majors:1,254-34.2%
Never Made Majors:2,414-65.8%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:522
10+ Seasons in the Minors:308

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