Monday, July 15, 2013
#36 Scott Servais
1. Scott was a member of Team USA as a collegiate player (he attended Creighton University in Nebraska). He competed internationally from 1986 through 1988.
2. His only career two-homer game was August 22, 1995, as a member of the Cubs. In all, he went 4-for-4 with a double and four RBI, but the Marlins scored six runs off of Jim Bullinger in the first two innings and held on for an 8-6 victory.
3. He is currently an assistant to Angels' GM Jerry Dipoto.
11-Year-Old Kevin Says: 1993 Topps featured both Astros catchers (Servais and Eddie Taubensee) standing in full catcher gear, mask off, wearing eye black. It was needlessly confusing.
Bill James Said: "The righthanded part of a platoon arrangement with Eddie Taubensee." Scott had a career OPS of .770 vs. lefties (998 plate appearances), vs. .631 vs. righties (1780 PA).
On This Date in 1993: July 15. Cal Ripken, Jr. hit his 278th career home run as a shortstop, breaking Ernie Banks' record of 277. The Orioles beat the Twins 5-3.