Dick Scott (scottdi01)

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Amos Richard Scott

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.

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"OUR RAW SLAB RECRUIT. Dick Scott Is coming to join the Reds. Never heard of Dick? Why he is the greatest pitcher ever turned out at Bethel O., with a record of 96 strike outs in five games . . . " - Sporting Life, June 29, 1901

Amos Richard (Dick) Scott is the first of three major leaguers remembered as "Dick Scott". He pitched three games at age 18 for the Cincinnati Reds under manager Bid McPhee in 1901. Two of the games were against the New York Giants and Christy Mathewson.

Dick was born in Bethel, OH and also played part of 1901 in the Western Association. He was with the Terre Haute Hottentots in 1902-04, and was with the Columbus Senators for part of 1904.

He committed suicide in 1911 by cutting his throat with a pocket knife in Chicago, IL.

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