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RIP George Scott

July 30, 2013
George "Boomer" Scott

George “Boomer” Scott

Saw that 1960s-70s slugged George Scott died. He was first baseman for the 1967 “Impossible Dream” Red Sox. Later at Milwaukee he led the American League in both home runs and RBIs. He played from 1966 through 1979, hit .268, had 1992 hits, 271 home runs, and 1051 RBIs. His nickname was “Boomer.” He was 69.

The very first Major League game I ever saw live was in Fenway Park in 1967. Scott was the first baseman. I don’t remember if he got a hit or not, but I have fond memories of the game (they played Detroit). RIP Boomer.