31. Jim Scott
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: April 23, 1888 in Deadwood, SD USA
  • Weight: 235 lbs.
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 25, 1909
  • Final Game: August 17, 1917
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1915
 
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With the nickname of "Death Valley" (he came from Deadwood, South Dakota), Jim Scott would always post a sound ERA, though he was not always blessed with a lot of run support hence his losing record of 107-114.

Scott played his entire career with the White Sox (1909-1917), and he would have a good start throwing for more than 220 Innings in each of his first three seasons.  The South Dakotan missed most of 1912 due to injury, but he came back to have the best three seasons of his career.  1913 would see him have a losing record of 20-21, but his ERA was a sparkling 1.90, and MVP voters placed him 14th on the ballot.  In 1915, he would have 24 Wins against only 11 Losses, and he led the league in Shutouts.

His White Sox, and for that matter, major league career ended during the 1917 season as he joined the military after the United States entered World War I.  Chicago would go on to win that year’s World Series.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Purchased from Wichita (Western Association) for $2,000 before the 1909 season.
  • Departed: Left to join the military during the 1917 season.
  • Games Played: 317
  • Notable Statistics: 107 Wins
    114 Losses
    226 Games Started
    2.30 ERA
    123 Complete Games
    63 Games Finished
    9 Saves
    1,892.0 Innings Pitched
    945 Strikeouts
    2.63 FIP
    1.180 WHIP
    25.0 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (1917)
    Most Games Started (1913)
    Most Shutouts (1915)
    Most Games Finished (1910)

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