Eight-time Gold Glove first baseman George “Boomer” Scott died Sunday in his hometown of Greenville, Miss., at age 69, the Washington County coroner confirmed Monday.
Scott spent the first eight of his 14 major league seasons with the Red Sox, earning an All-Star selection as a rookie in 1966.
After five years in Milwaukee, Scott returned to Boston for the 1977 and 1978 seasons before splitting time in 1979 — his final season — between the Red Sox, Yankees and Royals.
Scott’s most productive year came with the Brewers in 1975, when he tied for the American League lead with 36 home runs and drove in a league-leading 109 runs. He retired with a .268 career batting average, 271 homers and 1,051 RBIs.
His cause of death has not been released.
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