In 1993 graduated from Jasper (IN) High School, where he was named *Mr. Baseball* as Indiana's
top high school player...also received basketball scholarship offers from several colleges...founded the Enis
Furley Foundation and Camp Emma Lou in Bloomington, Indiana.
Was an All-Star for the seventh time and started at 3B for the
National League in its 5-1 victory...became 1 of only 3 third basemen - along with Hall of Famer George Brett
and Atl's Chipper Jones - and 29 Major League players to produce at least 2,000 hits, 500 doubles, 300 HR
and 1,200 RBI...led the club with 60 starts at 3B...missed 80g during 2 stints on the disabled list with a left
shoulder injury that required in-season surgery (4/24-5/12, 7/22-remainder of the season)...made his last
appearance of the season on 7/20 at Pit...hit .217 (2hr, 12rbi) in 17 apps before he went to the DL on 4/24...
came off the DL on 5/13 and made 48 more apps (.250, 3hr, 24rbi) before returning to the DL on 7/22...on 8/3
had surgery to remove bone spurs and fragments in the aromioclavicular joint of his left shoulder...remained
on the DL the rest of the season...in the seventh inning of the 3-2 loss on 4/7 vs Hou hit his fourth career
pinch-hit HR, a solo shot off Brett Myers that tied the score at 2-2...in the fifth inning of the 2-1 win on 6/3 vs
LAD drove in both Reds runs with a single off Hiroki Kuroda...in the second inning on 6/11 at SF recorded
his 7,000th career at bat...on 7/4 at StL singled off Chris Carpenter for his 2,000th career hit...on 7/15 vs StL
became the 54th player in Major League history to produce 500 doubles (off Jake Westbrook).
Won his eighth Rawlings Gold Glove Award, thirdmost
all-time at third base behind Hall of Famers Brooks Robinson
(16) and Mike Schmidt (10)...finished 14th in the National League's
Most Valuable Player award voting...in voting of the local chapter of
the BBWAA won the Joe Nuxhall Good Guy Award...led the Reds
with 110 starts batting cleanup...also hit fifth (15gs)...in the 7-3 win
on 6/28 vs Phi hit his 300th career home run, a 2-run shot off Kyle
Kendrick that snapped the scoreless tie...produced three 2-homer
games...in the 10-inning, 6-5 win on 4/12 at Fla produced 2 homers and the game-winning RBI...also had
2-homer games on 5/23 at Cle and 6/1 at StL...in the dramatic 5-4 win on 5/18 vs Mil, his pinch-hit 2-run HR
off Trevor Hoffman in the ninth inning tied the score at 4-4...hit his second pinch-hit homer of the season on
6/6 at Wsh, a 2-run HR in the ninth off Matt Capps that snapped the 2-2 tie in the 10-inning, 5-4 win...on 6/16
vs LAD was ejected by HP umpire Hunter Wendelstedt for arguing balls and strikes...was his third career
ejection (1998, 2006)...missed 9 of the first 10g of the second half with a sore right hamstring (7/17-7/25)...
was bothered late in the season by stiffness in his upper back and neck but still started all 3 National League
Division Series games vs the Phillies.
In 128 apps for the Reds and Blue Jays combined
to hit .305 with 11hr, 67rbi and 5 stolen bases...minutes before the
7/31 trade deadline was acquired from Tor for 3B Edwin Encarnacion,
RHP Josh Roenicke and minor league RHP Zach Stewart...when
traded ranked among the American League leaders in hitting (.320,
7th), doubles (29, T9th), BA vs LHP (.359, 7th) and BA with RISP (.341, 10th)...his career-high 25-game
hitting streak from 6/8-7/8 was the third-longest in Blue Jays history and tied for the third-longest in the Major
Leagues in 2009 (Wsh's Ryan Zimmerman 30g, Sea's Ichiro Suzuki 27g, Bos' Victor Martinez 25g)...during
that hitting streak batted .390...in his last 34g for the Blue Jays hit .319 with 24rbi...from 8/11-8/22 was on
the Reds' disabled list with a concussion suffered on 8/2 vs Col, when in his second appearance for Cin he
was hit in the helmet by a Jason Marquis pitch...missed 16 of the Reds' next 18g...after he came off the DL
helped the Reds to a 27-13 record to finish the season, tied with the Twins for the best in the Major Leagues
beginning 8/23...in his last 10g of the season hit .344, raising his Reds BA from .248 to season-ending .270...
while with the Reds made 37 of his 38 starts batting fifth in the order...hit fourth on 8/31 vs Pit in the opener
of that day/night doubleheader...on the season produced 27 2-hit games, nine 3-hit games and a 4-hit game
on 8/25 at Mil...on 9/25 at Hou was scratched with lower back spasms...missed 3g.
Batted .262 with 11 home runs & 50 RBI in
115 games in his first season as a Toronto Blue Jay... Led
the Club with 10 hit by pitches (T-8th in AL)...Began the season on the disabled list after suffering
a fractured middle finger on his right hand which occurred
in spring training... Made a rehab assignment with
Dunedin (A), playing in three games before being activated
off the 15-day DL on Apr. 25...Made his
Blue Jays debut on Apr. 25 at KC (1-3, 2B, 2RBI)... Began
his season with a seven game hit streak (.308, 8-26)... Hit
his first home run of the season on Apr. 27 at KC... Recorded
a hit in 12 of his first 16 contests, batting .316
(18-57) over that span... Of those 18 hits, nine had gone for
extra bases (6-2B, 1-3B, 2-HR)... Hit a home run in back to
back contests from June 22-24, the 1st time he had done so
since July 1-2, 2006... In four games from June 22-26 hit two
doubles, three home runs & drove in nine RBI... On Aug. 1
at TEX snapped a season long 0-for-17 hitless streak with a
HR, his 1st since June 25 vs. CIN (27-game span between
home runs)...Was placed on the disabled
list (Aug. 10) for the 2nd time this season with a
left-shoulder strain... Was activated off the 15-day DL on
Aug. 26...Batted .298 (28-94) with 13
extra base hits (8-2B, 1-3B, 4-HR) in 27 games after coming
off DL... Batted .358 (19-53) with nine extra base hits over
his final 15 contests of the season... His best offensive
month came in September where he batted .307 (27-88)
with three home runs & 11 RBI in 25 games...Among AL third baseman, ranked 5th in fielding %
(.964)... Made 11 errors in 302 total chances... Went the
first 18 games of the season without making an error...
Made just that one error through his first 42 contests... After
committing a season high two errors on Sept. 12 at BOS, finished
the season without making an error over his last 15
In a injury shortened season, appeared in
112 games, batting .265 with eight home runs and 58
RBI...ON THE SHELF: Continued to battle left shoulder issues
and was placed on disabled list on Aug. 31...Underwent
surgery on Sept. 11 in Cincinnati by Dr. Timothy
Kremchek that included removal of scar tissue and a
bursectomy, along with manipulation of his left shoulder...
Had 60-game errorless streak, dating back to 2006,
end on June 18...MILESTONES: Had a career-best five
hits on Apr. 22 at CHC, falling a double shy of the cycle...
Stole his 100th career base on May 11 at SD...Collected
his 1,500th career hit on June 14 at KC...Had
game-tying single for 1,000th career RBI in 8th inning on
July 29 vs. MIL.
CAREER NOTES: Has been awarded seven Rawlings
Gold Glove awards, 3rd among third basemen
all-time...Has six seasons of collecting both 25-or-more
home runs and Gold Glove honors, which ranks 2nd all-time
to Mike Schmidt among third basemen...Ranks 5th all-time
among third basemen (min. 10,000 inn.) in fielding pct. at
.966...Ranks 3rd among active third basemen with 568 RBI
since 2001...His 145 home runs over this span are 6th most
among active players at the hot corner...Is a five-time
all-star, once as a Phillie and four as a Cardinal (three
starts)...In 2002, earned his first N.L. Silver Slugger
Award...Was voted by his peers as the third baseman on
The Sporting News N.L. All-Star team in three straight seasons
Led the team with 48 doubles, which ranked T-4th in
the N.L. and were just one shy of his career high (49 in
2003)... Was 2nd on the squad with 95 RBI and 13
game-winning RBI...Was selected by Houston Manager
Phil Garner to his 5th All-Star game...Did not appear in the
N.L. loss...Ranked T-1st among NL 3rd basemen in fielding
(.965, 15 E/428 TC) and had a team-high 21 defensive
"gems"...Hit a pair of HR's & doubled Sept. 15 vs. SF, driving
in seven runs (career high)...In his fourth Opening Day
start for St. Louis hit a grand slam and two singles, collecting
4 RBI...The grand slam was just the 2nd ever by a Cardinal
on Opening Day (McGwire-1998).
Missed significant time due to a left shoulder injury
suffered in a collision at first base on May 10 with LA's Hee
Seop Choi...The injury and subsequent surgery ended his
season on July 25...Required arthroscopic surgery on May
13 to repair labral tear...Missed 33 games as he was on the
disabled list from May 12 - June 17...Batted .207 (18-for-87)
with five doubles and eight RBI in 25 games upon his return
on June 18 before being placed on DL again on July 22 (left
shoulder cuff inflammation)...Had season-ending surgery
on July 25 to repair the left shoulder labrum, performed by
Dr. Timothy Kremchek...Was voted in as a starter to play in
his 4th All-Star Game but did not attend as a precaution for
his left shoulder.
Earned his sixth Gold Glove Award...Finished 4th in
National League Most Valuable Player voting...Named to
the Sporting News N.L. All-Star team for the third straight
season...Marked his 8th straight season reaching 20-HR's
and 5th 100-RBI season...Was named a finalist for the Hank
Aaron Award for 2004...Was the top vote-getter in N.L.
All-Star balloting and made his third trip to the midsummer's
classic...Was the first Cardinals third baseman to be named
to back-to-back All-Star games since Joe Torre in
1971-73...Hit HR #30 in Game 2 on Aug. 20 vs. PIT, joining
Pujols & Edmonds as the first trio in Cardinals history to
each hit 30 HR's in a season...Scored his 100th run on Sept.
2 vs. SD, his 2nd season with 100-plus runs with his season
high of 120 runs scored coming in 1998 with PHI...Finished
8th in N.L. runs scored with 109...Was leading the N.L. in
RBI prior to an injury suffered on Sept. 11 at LAD (calf) and
finished second with 124...His 18 GW-RBI were T-2nd in
N.L. behind Pujols (20)...His .409 on-base percentage
ranked 8th in the N.L. and .598 slugging pct. Was 6th...Was
2nd in the N.L. with a .371 batting average vs.
LHPs...Ranked 4th in NL with a .346 batting average on the
road...Was named N.L. Player of the Week for week of June
7-13, with .391 avg., 4-HR, 10-RBI.
2004 POST-SEASON: Was hitless in 12 at-bats, walking six
times and scoring a run, in the Division Series vs. LA...Batted
.310 (9-for-20) with three HR's, six RBI and six runs
scored in the League Championship Series vs.
HOU...Blasted two home runs and drove in three runs in
Game 2 of the LCS...His two-run home run in the 6th inning
off Roger Clemens plated the pennant-clinching run in
Game 7 of the LCS...Went 0-for-15 with an RBI in the World
Completed his first full season with the Cardinals by
batting .286 with 28 home runs and 104 RBI in 154 games
played...Tied for 2nd in the National League with 49 doubles
and ranked 5th with 78 extra-base hits...Earned his 5th
career Gold Glove Award (4th consecutive) and was
named the third baseman on the Sporting News N.L.
All-Star team for the second straight season...Started in his
second straight All-Star Game, finishing second in the
league in fan voting (1,979,936) to Albert Pujols...Paced the
team with 43 two-out RBI and was second on the club with
10 game-winning RBI... His 82 walks led the team and his
104 strikeouts were 2nd on the club...Ranked 3rd in the
N.L. with a .969 fielding percentage...Hit a home run on Mar.
31 vs. MIL, giving him a homer in four of his last five Opening
Days (also 1999, 2000 and 2001).
Won his fourth Gold Glove Award in five seasons...
Earned his first N.L. Silver Slugger Award and was
voted by his peers as the third baseman on The Sporting
News N.L. All-Star team...He came to St. Louis in a July 29
trade with Philadelphia and batted .278 with 14 home runs
and 44 RBI in 55 games for the Cardinals...Hit .282 with 17
homers and 66 RBI in 100 games for the Phillies... Notched
his 500th career RBI on Apr. 14 vs. CIN...Was voted the
starting third baseman for his first career N.L. All-Star team
selection and went 0-for-3...Scott's homer off Tom Glavine
on July 28 at ATL was his last as a Phillie and the 150th of his
career... Hit his first career pinch-homer on Sept. 4 vs. CIN,
a solo shot off Bruce Chen...Was named N.L. Player of the
Week for Sept. 16-22 (.421 BA, 8 Runs, 5 HRs and 8
RBI)...Homered (#29) for the 4th straight game on Sept. 20
vs. HOU, hitting five homers in those four games...On Sept.
27 signed an eight-year contract extension with the
2002 POST-SEASON: Made his first career postseason
appearance, but it was a brief one, as he was forced out of
Game 2 of the Division Series when Arizona pinch runner
Alex Cintron collided with him and injured his left shoulder...
Scott homered in Game 1 off Randy Johnson...Was on
the League Championship Series roster, but was unable to
Won his third Gold Glove (second consecutive)...Finished
third among N.L. third basemen with .973 fielding %,
but second in putouts (104), assists (325) and total chances
(441)... Homered on Opening Day for third consecutive
year, Apr. 2 at FLA...Was named N.L. Player of the Week,
Aug. 6-12, .545 (12-for-22), eight runs, four HR and seven
Earned second career Gold Glove Award...Finished
second among N.L. third basemen in fielding % (.971), behind
SF's Bill Mueller (.974)...Homered on Opening Day for
the second consecutive year, Apr. 4 at ARI...Became the
7th Phillie to hit 20 HR's in four consecutive seasons and first
since Mike Schmidt (1974-87)...Hit first HR at Houston's
Enron Field in a 4-1 win on Apr. 7...Hit 2nd career grand
slam, May 12 vs. ATL...Was on DL, May 24-June 8, with a
sprained left ankle, suffered May 23 at HOU (missed 14
games)...Hit 100th career HR, Aug. 1 at SD, becoming the
second-youngest Phillie in history to reach 100 HR behind
Had second four-hit game (two HR), July 2 vs. CHI became
just third Phillie in the 20th century to collect both an
inside-the-park and outside-the-park HR in the same game, joining Johnny Callison (6/9/63) and Dick Allen (7/2/66)...Hit
his first career grand slam, July 3 vs. CHI (Sanders)...HitGW
solo HR in bottom of 9th of 5-4 win, July 7 vs. MON...His 19
HR prior to the All-Star break were most by a Phillie since
Mike Schmidt had 19 in '87...Had five strikeouts on Aug. 23
vs. SD and tied the ML record for a 9-inning game...Played
in 23 games after injuring back before being shut down for
the season...Despite injury, still ranked 4th among N.L. third
basemen in fielding%(.960) and 5th in putouts (111)...Was
examined by Dr. Robert Watkins at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in
Los Angeles on Sept. 15; bone scan and X-ray revealed a
slight tear of an annular ligament as well as a lower back
strain; surgery was not necessary.
Topped 1997 Rookie of the Year campaign in virtually
every offensive and defensive category...Became the
youngest Phillie in modern history (since 1900) to reach 100
RBI in a season...Became just the second Phillie ever to
reach 100 runs, 40 doubles, 30 HRs and 100 RBI in the
same season (Chuck Klein did it in 1929-30 & '32)...Scott's
HR (31) and RBI (110) totals made him the first Phillie to
reach 30 HR, 100 RBI in a season since Mike Schmidt in
1987 (35, 113)...Set club record for doubles by a third baseman
with 45, tying for fifth in N.L. (most by a RH Phillie since
Ethan Allen's 46 in 1935)...120 runs tied for sixth in N.L. and
were most by a RH Phillie since Dick Allen's N.L.-leading
125 in 1964 and the second-highest total since '64 (L.
Dykstra had 143 in '93)...80 extra-base hits ranked sixth in
league and were most by a Phillie since Juan Samuel had
80 in '87...93 walks ranked seventh in N.L...Awarded first
Gold Glove Award; was first Phillie since Schmidt in 1986 to
capture award and at 23, matched Brooks Robinson as the
youngest third baseman ever to win it...Led N.L. third
basemen in total chances (468) and putouts (135), ranked
third in assists (319).
Unanimous selection for N.L. Rookie of the Year; just
7th unanimous selection in N.L. history...Was Phils' first
Rookie of the Year since Dick Allen in 1964...Led all N.L.
rookies in BA (.283), HR (21), RBI (92), runs (93), hits (159),
doubles (35), total bases (263), on-base %(.377), slugging
% (.469), extra-base hits (59) and longest hit streak (14
games)...His 92 RBI made him the first N.L. player 22 years
old or younger to reach the 90-RBI mark since Darryl Strawberry
in '84...Became the first Phils rookie to lead club in HR
and RBI since Greg Luzinski in '72 (18 HR, 72 RBI)...His 21
HR and 92 RBI were most by a Phils rookie since Willie
Montanez in '71 (30 HR, 99 RBI)...Led N.L. third basemen
with 459 total chances...On July 7 took part in first-ever
Rookie Home Run Hitting contest on All-Star Workout Day in
CLE, finishing second to Nomar Garciaparra.
Began the season at Reading...Was named Phillies'
best prospect by Baseball America and #2 prospect in
Eastern League...Selected by EL managers as best defensive
third baseman...Phillies Minor League Player of the
Month for May (.352, 7 HR, 19 RBI)...Promoted to Scranton
(AAA), June 12, but still managed to make EL postseason
All-Star team...Played 45 games for Scranton before contract
was purchased by Phillies on Aug. 1...Became everyday
third baseman, making ML debut by starting both
games of DH, Aug. 1 vs. STL (1st ML hit was double in first
game off Donovan Osborne)...Hit first two ML HR's on Aug.
21 at LAD (first was off Hideo Nomo)...Was lost for season
after being hit by a Steve Trachsel pitch, Sept. 7 vs.
CHI...Suffered a fractured ulna bone in right arm...Finished
with 130 AB, the maximum limit to qualify as a rookie for the
1997 season...Was named Paul Owens Award winner as
best player in Phillies minor league system...His 39 doubles
was tied for 7th among all minor leaguers...Was named to
Howe Sportsdata AAA All-Star team.
Named top prospect in Phillies minor league system
and in Florida State League by Baseball America...Began
the season on the DL after fracturing the hook of the hamate
bone in his left hand...Underwent surgery to remove the
hook, Apr. 20...Reinstated from DL and started a doubleheader
for Clearwater at Brevard County, June 5 (2 HR, 4
RBI in game #2)... Was promoted to Reading (AA) on Aug.
15...Appeared in all eight of Reading's postseason games.
Led all Phillies minor leaguers in hits (151) and total
bases (237) with Spartanburg (A)...Led South Atlantic
League in games (138), tied for 2nd in hits and doubles
(34), 3rd in at-bats (513) and total bases, tied for 5th in extra-
base hits (53) and tied for 7th in average (.294)...Led
SAL third basemen in games (130), total chances (457), assists
(323) and double plays (36)...Was named Best Defensive
Third Baseman by SAL managers...Was named to the
SAL All-Star team...Voted team MVP...Named SAL's
9th-best prospect by Baseball America.
Was selected by the Phillies in the 2nd round of the
June draft...Hit .313 in 25 games at Martinsville (Rookie).