Brewers honor official scorer during his 2,000th game
The "no cheering in the press box" rule was rightfully suspended in the second inning at Miller Park on Saturday, when official scorer Tim O'Driscoll was recognized for presiding over his 2,000th Brewers game. His tenure began in 1987 at County Stadium during Paul Molitor's franchise-record hitting streak (no pressure), and has spanned two stadiums, nine Brewers managers, 29 seasons and countless E-6s.
Congrats to #Brewers official scorer Tim O'Driscoll, officially official scoring his 2,000th career game. 29 years is a lot of 6-4-3's.- Gene Collier (@genecollier) April 12, 2015
But O'Driscoll's biography goes far beyond Major League Baseball.
After pitching four years for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he taught social studies and economics at Hartland Arrowhead High School in the Milwaukee suburbs for 40 years until his retirement in 2010. O'Driscoll coached the school's baseball team for 35 seasons and never had a losing record, clinching 14 conference titles, six trips to the state tournament, two runner-up finishes and winning championships in 1979 and 2009.
Congratulations to my former high school baseball coach Tim O'Driscoll for scoring his 2000th game for the @Brewers tonight! Well deserved!- Coach Brengosz (@CoachBrengosz) April 12, 2015
He's a member of the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the Land O'Lakes Baseball Hall of Fame.
O'Driscoll is still involved in education, working to train a new generation of teachers.