Rodney Scott

1979 Topps

A speedster, Scott swiped 205 bases during eight seasons in the big leagues. He played in a handful of games for the Kansas City Royals in 1975, then made a brief appearance for the Montreal Expos the following season. Scott saw action in 133 games in 1977 for the Oakland A’s, shuffling between second base and shortstop. He stole 33 bases that season, hitting .261 and scoring 56 runs. He spent 1978 with the Chicago Cubs then returned to Montreal in 1979 where he had his best seasons. He stole 39 bases and scored 69 runs that year then broke out in 1980 to lead the National League in triples with 13 while swiping 63 bags and scoring a career-high 84 runs. Scott stayed in Montreal for another year and a half before finishing his big-league run playing 10 games with the New York Yankees in 1982.


A couple more interesting facts about Scott. He was once traded three times in a span of two weeks. He and Montreal teammate Ron Leflore stole 160 bases in 1980, setting a record for most stolen bases by two teammates in the process.

Scott mentions a guy we featured last week, J.R. Richard, as one of the toughest pitchers he faced. He has his own website which you can visit here.

Rodney Scott – career stats 

Published by Chris

Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, aging punk ... I am actually in a Hall of Fame.

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