Scott spent parts of four seasons catching for the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds between 1983 and 1991. In 173 games he hit .217 with seven home runs. He enjoyed his two most productive years in 1984 and 1985 while playing for the Rangers and Mariners. He hit .221 with three home runs and 20 RBIs for Texas in 1984 and then posted an almost identical .222 mark with four home runs and 23 RBIs for the Mariners the following year.
Scott’s home run heroics came at the Kingdome in Seattle on April 29, 1985 against the Milwaukee Brewers. However, according to the box score. he hit a solo home run off Rollie Fingers in the ninth to tie the game, then slammed a two-run home run off Ray Searage in the bottom of the 10th to win the game.
Scott threw Rickey Henderson out twice on June 8, 1984 when the Rangers hosted the Oakland A’s in Arlington. He got him in the first and again in the fifth helping Frank Tanana and Texas to an 8-4 win.
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Donnie Scott – career stats