Bailes pitched for nine seasons in the majors, going 39-44 with a 4.95 ERA for the Cleveland Indians, California Angels and Texas Rangers. He came up with Cleveland in 1986 and won 10 games and saved another seven while pitching mostly in relief for the Tribe. He continued shifting between the rotation and the bullpen for the next few seasons in Cleveland and had similar results. He won seven games and had six saves in 1987, then went 9-14 in 1988, a season that saw him make a career-high 21 starts. The Indians traded Bailes to California prior to the 1990 season. He pitched in 27 games for the Angels in 1990 and had a 6.37 ERA. His results were better in 1991 as his ERA dropped to 4.18 in 42 games. However, he was far less effective in 1992 and was released after the season. Unable to catch on with any other big-league team, Bailes eventually retired and did not pitch again until 1997 when he made a comeback with the Texas Rangers. He appeared in 24 games for Texas that season and posted a career-low 2.86 ERA. Unfortunately, his success did not carry over into 1998 as his ERA ballooned to 6.47, effectively ending his career.
Scott Bailes – career stats