Monday, July 15, 2013

#36 Scott Servais

About the Front: There's lots of free advertising going on here. All-Star chest protector, Easton wristband, and Franklin glove. The cleats may be Nike, but it's not like they need any more brand recognition.
About the Back: And that's how I learned to pronounce "Servais". Scott Service was a journeyman reliever who pitched for nine different MLB teams in 12 seasons with a 4.99 ERA. The Scotts faced each other eight times, and Servais batted 2-for-6 with a double, a walk, and a sac bunt.

Triple Play:

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.


  1. I'm glad Topps pointed out that they're not related. Still waiting to hear about Dick Kelley and Casey Kelly.

  2. For that matter, I wonder if Bo Jackson and Danny Jackson are related...