Report: Former Sox All-Star Scott dead at 71

Report: Former Sox All-Star Scott dead at 71
July 29, 2013, 2:15 pm
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Former Red Sox first baseman George Scott died Monday, according to a report out of Mississippi.

The Red Sox Hall of Famer was an All-Star three times and won eight Gold Gloves in his 14-year career. He hit .268 for his career with a .333 on-base percentage, 271 home runs and 1,051 RBI.

Scott, also known as "Boomer," was named rookie of the year in 1966 after hitting 27 homers and knocking in 90 runs. He also made his first All-Star team that season. The next season, for the "Impossible Dream" team that made the World Series, he his .303 with 19 homers and 82 RBI.

After getting traded to the Brewers, Scott returned to the Sox in 1976 and made his final All-Star team in 1977. He was dealt to the Royals in 1979 and retired after one game with the Yankees.