Rodney Scott was born on Friday, October 16, 1953, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Arlington High School Baseball and Basketball All American was drafted into professional baseball at the early age of 18.
He was 21 years old when he stepped into the major leagues on April 11, 1975, with the Kansas City Royals. His teammates fondly nicknamed him "Cool Breeze". Rodney was an infielder in Major League Baseball. He was primarily used as a second baseman and shortstop. Scott also played third base, designated hitter and outfield during his eight-year career. Scott was known mostly for his speed and stole 63 bases during the 1980 campaign, which ranked him third in the National League.
During the 1980 season, Scott and Ron Leflore broke a Major League Record, Most Stolen Bases by Two Teammates. He finished his career with 205 crowd roaring swipes. Scott was involved in five trades during his career, including three in the span of two weeks. From March 19–29 of 1978, Scott would find himself traded from the Expos to the Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics, and the Chicago Cubs.
The Cubs then traded Scott back to the Expos. In 1981 there was magic in the air as Rodney helped lead the Expos to win a National League East Championship. Later in the 1982 season he was picked up the legendary New York Yankees. Scott eventually finished his astonishing major league career with the Montreal Expos.
In 1989, Scott played for the West Palm Beach Tropics of the Senior Professional Baseball Association. He hit .274 and stole 14 bases in 67 games with the club. In 1990, Scott played for the Florida Tropics of the SPBA. He played in 19 games and batted .292 before the league folded.
Rodney is available for:
- Speaking Engagements
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