Glennis Scott

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Biographical Information[edit]

Glennis Scott had a long career in Canada. His brother Gladwyn Scott was a teammate of his for a number of years and made the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.

He debuted in 1951 as a pitcher for Manitoba. He moved to Hamiota in 1958. He was 2-1 in 1961, then went to 4-0 in 1962 while hitting .353 (he was often a OF and 1B in his career as well as a pitcher). He went 2-0 in '66 while going 6 for 11 at the plate. He was 4-0 and hit .316 in 1967. That year, he was on the first Canadian national team ever assembled, for the 1967 Pan American Games. He lost a 6-4 decision to Alfredo Street of powerful Cuba, thanks to 8 Canadian errors. He then won a rematch with Cuba, getting four hits as well; it was the first official win for Canada - they had won one game earlier at the Games but the win was rescinded due to four players on the team with pro experience.

He fell to 1-2 for the 1968 Hamiota Red Sox. He was 7-3 in '69, tying Brian Hodgson for the most wins in the Manitoba Senior League. In 1970, he hit .301 for Hamiota. He was with Canada in the 1970 Amateur World Series. He followed with a 6-1 season, tying for 2nd in the league in wins and first in winning percentage. In the 1971 Pan American Games, the veteran continued to shine with 8 shutout innings and a win over Puerto Rico; George Brice was next on the team with a 1.13 ERA. The Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame lists him as the team's manager as well, but that was apparently Gerry MacKay.

Scott was a pitcher-coach for Canada in the 1972 Amateur World Series, beating Honduras (6 H, 6 K, 0 BB, 1 R) and losing to Costa Rica. That season, he was down to 3-4 with a .229 average. He was 0-1 and hit .208 in 1973. His last international tourney was the 1973 Intercontinental Cup; while warming up in the 7th after relieving, two of his throws came close to the US's Art Fischetti, who charged and started a brawl.

His playing career ended in 1977, after 27 seasons. He remained a long-time manager and coach and also held positions with Baseball Canada and Baseball Manitoba. In 1998, he was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame.