Full name SCOTT EDWARD STEWART...He and his wife, Melanie, reside
in Mt. Holly, NC...They have two children - a son, Chase (3/10/99) and a
daughter, Rylie Morgan (9/4/02)...Graduate of East Gaston (NC) High
School...Was a member of 1999 silver-medal USA team at Pan-Am
Games in Winnipeg...Is an active member of the Alexis Fire Department
in Gastonia County in North Carolina during the off-season...Hobbies are
fishing, hunting and golfing...Big fan of NASCAR racing.
Pitched at the Major League level with both the Dodgers and Cleveland Indians, playing for both clubs' Triple-A teams as well...pitched in a combined 64 games for all four clubs (33 Major League games, 31 minor league)...joined Triple-A Las Vegas and the Dodgers organization on Aug. 18 when he was acquired from the Indians for cash considerations...was with the Indians' Triple-A Buffalo club at the time of the trade...pitched in four games with Las Vegas before having his contract purchased by the Dodgers on Aug. 28...pitched 10 games with the Dodgers, going 1-2 with a 5.23 ERA in 10 1/3 innings...started season on Cleveland's Major League roster and appeared in 23 games for the Indians, going 0-2 with a 7.24 ERA in 32 2/3 innings...was optioned to Buffalo on May 26...pitched in 27 games for the Bisons and was 3-1 with six saves and a 4.22 ERA, covering 32 innings...in his four games with Las Vegas, was 0-0, posting a 2.45 ERA and striking out seven in 3 2/3 innings.
Coming off left-elbow surgery, Stewart went 3-1 with a 3.98 ERA (19 ER/43.0 IP) in 51 games out of the
bullpen...While continuing rehab, pitched only in minor league Spring Training games...Was a member of the
Expos' Opening Day 25-man roster for the third straight season.
Ranked 4th among Expos in appearances...Ranked 3rd on the club with 13 holds, nine of which came before the
end of May...Only Luis Ayala (19) and Joey Eischen (15) recorded more...Pocketed holds in each of his final two
appearances...Stranded 81 percent (21 of 26) of inherited baserunners, which would have ranked 5th in the
National League with enough opportunities.
Went 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA (1 ER/11.0 IP) in March/April...Was 1-1 with a 5.23 ERA (18 ER/32.0 IP)
thereafter...Worked scoreless ball in first eight appearances (6.2 IP)...Did not allow an earned run until April 23
vs. Arizona in his 11th appearance of the season.
Was placed on 15-Day Disabled List on July 11 (retro to July 10) with appendicitis...Underwent emergency
surgery in Montreal to remove his appendix...Had been experiencing pain in his side during the entire month of
July...Was activated on September 1 after missing 47 games.
Was recalled from rehab and activated from the 15-Day Disabled List on September 1...Made first post-surgery
appearance on September 3 at Philadelphia...Post-surgery ERA was 8.44 (5 ER/5.1 IP)...Retired 31 of 51 (61%)
of first batters faced...Limited opposing batters to a .264 mark both with runners on base (23-for-87) and with
runners in on scoring position (14-for-53)...3 of 5 home runs allowed came in Puerto Rico...4 of 5 homers allowed
with of the solo variety.
Pitched in early-relief situations before assuming the bulk of the work in a closer-by-committee
format...Finished the season with a 4-2 record and a 3.09 ERA (22 ER-64.0 IP)...Led the team with 67 appearances
and 17 saves - the second-most saves by a NL lefthander behind Billy Wagner's 35 saves...His 17 saves tied the
Expos' season record for most saves by a lefthander, equalling the mark set by Woodie Fryman in 1980...Posted
an ERA under 3.00 in all but two months of the season, including three months with an ERA of under 2.00...After
the season, he underwent minor arthroscopic surgery on 10/17 for the removal of a bone spur on the back of his
left elbow...The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, AL...Picked up a save in five
straight appearances, 5/24-6/3...Marked his first saves of the season...Got the win in three straight decisions from
6/8-16, setting a career high...Went 28 games without allowing a HR until CWS' Frank Thomas hit a solo HR on
6/7 at Comiskey Park...Had gone 28.2 IP w/o allowing a HR...Notched his final save on 8/24 in a 7-2 victory at San
Francisco...Was sidelined 9/1-12 due to a sore left elbow...Limited major league hitters to a .207 (49-237) average
against and struck out 9.4 batters per 9.0 IP...Lefties hit .159 (14-88) off him in 2002.
Begin season in the big leagues after having his contract selected on 3/31...Provided valuable short-relief
and set-up work out of the bullpen...Appeared in 62 games during the year - his first in the big leagues...Went 3-
1, posting a 3.78 earned run average (ERA) and recording three saves...Held opposing hitters to a .243
average...Made his ML debut on 4/5 @ Chicago's Wrigley Field...Pitched two innings of relief, retiring all six
batters faced...Began the season pitching 6.2 shutout IP...Did not allow his first run until his ninth game, giving
up a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to the Cardinals' J.D. Drew on 4/25 at Busch Stadium...Was shelved from 5/11-
6/1, spending time on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain...missed 21 days and 20 games...spent
rehab assignment with the AAA-Ottawa Lynx, 5/19-6/2...Returned to the Expos in fine form, posting a 1.08 ERA
over 10 June appearances, giving up one run in 8.1 innings...Followed that with a 1-0 record and two saves in
eight games in August, pitching 7.1 scoreless innings...Picked up his first ML save on 8/1 at Bank One
Ballpark...Induced Arizona's Steve Finley into a groundout to second base, preserving the Expos' 8-5 win...Picked
up his second ML save the following night, retiring all three batters faced and combining with Javier Vazquez for
a 1-0 shutout over the Diamondbacks... Earned his first ML win on 8/24, picking up the decision in a 6-4 win over
the Reds at Olympic Stadium...Took the loss and blown save on 9/23 vs. the Rockies at Olympic Stadium...Gave
up back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning, giving up a 3-2 lead...Marked his first runs allowed since 6/29,
ending a 12.0-inning scoreless streak over 15 appearances...Picked up two wins in three games...Posted an 0-0, 5.19 ERA record in 32 games prior to the All-Star break...Rallied in the season's second half, recording a 3-1 record and a 2.08 ERA (5 ER-21.2 IP) in 30 games.
Ended season with a career minor-league record of 34-46 with eight saves and a 4.27 ERA in 191 games
(94 starts)...In his third season at AAA-Norfolk and fourth in the Mets' system, set career highs for appearances
with 53 and saves with five...Allowed only three home runs and 18 walks in 72.0 innings pitched...Made one start
on 5/21 at Ottawa with no-decision (2 ER/3.2 IP)...Had his best month in July, going 3-1 with a 1.29 ERA in 11
outings (2 ER/14.0 IP)... Signed by the Expos to a minor-league contract on 11/17.
Spent season with AAA Norfolk...Was a member of the silver medal-winning USA team at the 1999 Pan-Am
Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba...Won first Triple-A and Tides game on 4/9 at Charlotte...Was 2-4 with a 4.16 ERA
in 14 starts and 4-0 with a 5.49 ERA in 21 relief outings.
Saw action with both Binghamton (AA) and Norfolk (AAA)...Was promoted to Tides on 5/15 and returned
to B-Mets on 7/1...Made Triple-A and Tides' debut on 5/19 at Charlotte and was not involved in the decision...Pitched
six no-hit innings on 5/30 vs. Pawtucket before picking up the loss in a 7-0 Tides' defeat...Struck out eight
Richmond Braves on May 21 at Harbor Park...Allowed 12 home runs in 9 Tides' starts.
Tied for first at St. Lucie (A) with four complete games...Also had four complete games for Hunter in the
Australian Winter League... Contract purchased by the Mets on 2/25/97.
Signed by independent St. Paul (Northern League) in June...Played for St. Paul in the Northern League and
made 18 starts...Earned save in his only relief outing of the season.
Released by Rangers on 5/30...Signed by Minnesota on 6/13 and was released a month later.
Led GCL Rangers with 2.48 ERA and 62 strikeouts in just 54.1 innings pitched...Selected by Texas in 20th
round of June 1994 Draft.