George Scott

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Birthdate 3/23/1944
Death Date 7/28/2013
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Year of Induction
Teams Brewers, Red Sox, Royals, Yankees
Positions First Base, Third Base

Former AL All Star & home run and RBI champ, George “Boomer” Scott earned eight Gold Gloves at first base during his 14-year MLB career.

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George Scott's time in the big leagues earned him an MLB lifetime pass

George Scott's time in the big leagues earned him an MLB lifetime pass

Free admission to Major League Baseball games for life? That’s an unreachable dream for most but not for former first baseman George Scott. A three-time All Star, eight time Gold Glover, and former single season home run and RBI leader, Scott spent all 14 of his big
George Scott signed his first professional contract at age 18

George Scott signed his first professional contract at age 18

A quick glance at George Scott’s page on baseball-reference.com shows he was signed as an amateur free agent by the Boston Red Sox on May 28, 1962. In the collection is the contract he signed that day, his first as a professional baseball player. The deal stipulates that Scott receive

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Lifetime passes were the brainchild of NL President Ford Frick; here’s a pictorial history

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Lifetime pass

A newspaper man turned league publicist turned league president came up with a brilliant idea in 1934 — reward longtime National League players with a lifetime pass to all NL games. Senior Circuit owners approved Ford Frick’s proposal at the league meeting in December of ’34. A few months later, Frick sent out ornately decorated paper Lifetime Passes to the NL’s greatest players. He even sent one to Babe Ruth who appeared in all of 28 games for the Boston Braves in 1935. A 21-year veteran of the American League, the Babe was grateful if not surprised when he remarked, “At least the National League has a heart”. An image of the original paper pass presented to Hall of Fame outfielder Sliding Billy Hamilton can be seen below. A similar pass curiously issued to Stan Coveleski, a lifetime American Leaguer is also shown. Perhaps shamed by Ruth’s remarks, the American League joined forces in 1936 to issue a pass to all Major League contests. Players with twenty or more years of service received a solid gold pass. Seventeen men qualified for the true “golden ticket” — Ruth, Fred Clarke, Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins, Bill Dahlen, Harry Davis, Red Faber, Walter Johnson, […]

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