Monday, November 23, 2009

1976 Topps #276 - Mickey Scott

  • Mickey Scott was born in Weimar, Germany in 1947. There have been 29 major league players who were born in Germany--all but three of them were born in 1900 or earlier. Only one player (Tobi Stoner) was born in Germany after Mickey Scott.
  • Mickey Scott was drafted by the New York Yankees in 1965. He had good stats in the minors in 1965 and 1966, but didn't pitch in 1967. Mickey came back in 1968 and pitched well in AA (8-6, 2.58 ERA), but didn't fare as well in AAA in 1969 (6-5, 4.76 ERA). After the '69 season Mickey was traded with cash to the Chicago White Sox for Pete Ward. According to baseball reference, he pitched for Baltimore's AAA club (Rochester) in 1970 but wasn't dealt to the Orioles until September 23, 1970. Perhaps he was on loan to the Orioles and then they decided to acquire him.
  • Scott was in Rochester again in 1971. He made the Orioles in 1972 and appeared in 15 games (0-1, 2.74 ERA). In 1973 he started with the Orioles and was traded to the Montreal Expos after appearing in one game. Scott went 1-2 with a 5.25 ERA for the Expos in '73.
  • In April of 1974 Mickey went back to the Orioles. He was the player to be named later in a deal for John Montague which was made a year earlier. Scott was sent back to Rochester for the 1974 season and then was shipped to the California Angels after the season.
  • Mickey spent three years (1975-1977) with the Angels. He had good years in 1975 (4-2, 1 save, 3.29 ERA in 50 games) and in 1976 (3-0, 3 saves, 3.23 ERA in 33 games). In 1977 he wasn't as good (0-2, 5.62 ERA in 12 games). He made his last appearance on June 6, 1977. Scott spent some time pitching for AAA Columbus (Pirates organization) in 1977 and 1978 and then finished up with AA Charlotte (Orioles organization).
  • Hated to face: George Brett (.615 in 13 AB); Rod Carew (.385 in 13 AB)


  1. I liked this card as a kid because Mickey Scott lived in my hometown. It was so strange to have my hometown listed on the back of a baseball card.

  2. I never noticed that the 76 set alternated the pitcher in the lower left corner to correspond with which hand the guy threw with, in this case a lefty for Scott.

    I'm sure that you pointed this out somewhere, but I'm just noticing now. Pretty cool.

  3. I just noticed the same thing when I was scanning cards yesterday. Funny the things you notice after all these years.