Thursday, February 20, 2014

#166 Tim Scott

About the Front: Oh my God! Tim Scott's right arm is missing! How's that for a fun trick of perspective?

About the Back: Tim shares a November 16 birthday with Dwight Gooden, who is two years his senior.

Triple Play:

1. He earned his first career save on September 8, 1993, relieving Kirk Rueter with two outs in the seventh inning and the tying runs in scoring position. He escaped the jam via a Daryl Boston popout, and kept the Rockies from scoring in the eighth and ninth innings as well.

2. Scott collected one hit in 15 career at-bats. It was a single off of Doug Henry of the Mets. Coincidentally, Tim was pitching in relief of Montreal starter Butch Henry.

3. Tim is now a corrections officer at California's Corcoran State Prison. He also served as head baseball coach at his alma mater, Hanford High School. He helmed the team until his son Preston graduated.

11-Year-Old Kevin Says: The background design on the card back always looked like fencework to me. I haven't seen many blue picket fences in real life, but that doesn't mean they're not out there.

Bill James Said: "Had the Tommy John surgery when he was 21 (1987), and took several years to get back to full strength."

On This Date in 1993: February 20. Ferruccio Lamborghini dies at age 76. You might be familiar with the car company that the Italian businessman founded.


  1. As a young Padre fan in the early 90s, Tim Scott and Ed Whitson had the definitive mustaches of MLB. Henry Cotto and of course Dennis Eckersley were also right up there.

  2. Marcus - Rafael Palmeiro has a place on that list too, I'd think.