Monday, July 29, 2013
RIP - George Scott
Long-time Red Sox' and Brewers' slugger George "Boomer" Scott passed away on 7/28/2013 at age 69, in Greenville, MS (also his birthplace).
Scott played for the Red Sox from 1966-71, supplying power as a slugging 1st baseman (although he was the team's regular 3rd baseman for parts of '69 and '70).
After the 1971 season, George and FIVE other players were dealt to the Brewers for 3 major-league players and a minor-leaguer. After 5 seasons as Milwaukee's 1st-sacker, he returned to Boston for 2 1/2 years, then wrapped up 1979 (and his career) with the Royals and Yankees.
Besides leading the AL in home runs and RBI in 1975, Scott also won 8 Gold Glove awards during his career.
Boston Globe obituary
from CBS Sports