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Brewers Statement on the Passing of George Scott

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The Milwaukee Brewers issued the following statement today on the passing of George Scott:

“This is very sad for all of us connected to the Brewers. George Scott was charismatic, an early star of the team and one of the finest defensive players in the game. ‘Boomer’—as he was affectionately known to fans—will be remembered as a colorful player on and off the field and his five Gold Glove Awards as a Brewer are an accomplishment that will be difficult to top. The entire Brewers community wishes to express their condolences to the Scott family.”

Scott, played in the Majors from 1966 – 1979 and with the Brewers from 1972 – 1976. Five of his eight career Gold Gloves came as a Brewers first baseman including in 1975 when he led the American League with 36 “taters” (a term for home run that he coined and is now a part of everyday baseball language) and 109 RBI. For his 14-year career, he hit .268 with 271 home runs and 1,051 RBI.

Scott was born on March 23, 1944 in Greenville, Miss.

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–John and Cait
Johnandcait@brewers.com

Sunday, April 21: George Scott Bobblehead Day

The second bobblehead of the 2013 season will come on Sunday, April 21 as the Crew takes on the Chicago Cubs. The bobblehead will feature Brewers alum & All-Star, George Scott.

The former first baseman played for the Brewers from 1972-1976 and won the Gold Glove Award all five years in a row during his time in Milwaukee. George also won the award in 1967, 1968 and 1971 during his time with the Boston Red Sox.

Hence, his bobblehead will feature George in a Brewers uniform with his five Gold Gloves.

Over his 14-season career, George, who was known as “Boomer,” played in the American League for the Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees. He posted a .268 batting average with 271 home runs (which he called “taters,” coining the term), and 1051 RBI in 2034 games.

Speaking of Gold Gloves, two Brewers players were yesterday named finalists for the 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove Award. Left fielder Ryan Braun and third baseman Aramis Ramirez were one of three finalists for the Gold Glove at their respective positions.  The awards will be announced tonight on a special edition of ESPN Baseball Tonight at 8 p.m. CT on ESPN2. Tune in tonight to see if Braun and Ramirez will join Scott to make Brewers Gold Glove history.

Individual tickets will go on sale in February, but if you’d like to secure your tickets for this game early, the George Scott bobble is included in the following ticket packages:

20-Game Sunday Plus Plan

Double Bobble Holiday 4-Pack  [Holiday 4-Packs go on sale on Tuesday, November 13!  Call (414) 902-HITS (4487) for details!]

1/23/13 Update: This just in! A photo of the George Scott Bobblehead! What do you think?

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-John and Cait

johnandcait@brewers.com

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