Ex-Red Sox slugger George Scott dies at 69

July 29, 2013 at 7:41 PM
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GREENVILLE, Miss., July 29 (UPI) -- Former Boston Red Sox slugger and three-time baseball all-star George "Boomer" Scott has died in Mississippi at age 69, a local coroner said Monday.

Washington County, Miss., Coroner Methel Johnson told the (Greenville, Miss.) Delta Democrat Times Scott -- who won eight gold gloves and bashed 271 homers over a 14-year major league career -- had died.

Nicknamed "Boomer" for his prodigious home runs, the Greenville native spent nine years over two stints with the Red Sox.

He broke into the big league with a bang in 1966, finishing third in AL Rookie of the Year voting after hitting .245 with 27 homers and 90 RBI.

Scott played a big role in Boston's run to the 1967 World Series, hitting .303 with 19 homers and 82 RBI.

He later played five seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers, with his best year coming in 1972 when he cracked 36 homers drove in 109 runs.

Scott again joined the Red Sox 1977-79 and later played for the Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees.

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