Mar 13, 2016

2016 Mets Bench Coach: Dick Scott (2016)

Richard Edward Scott was born July 19th 1962 in Ellsworth, Maine. The six foot one right hand hitting short stop was signed in the 17th round of the 1981 draft by the A.L. New York club.

He would spend ten years in the minor leagues getting to the big leagues for just three games in 1989.
Scott had signed on as a free agent with the Oakland Athletics during their 1988 AL Championship season.

He made his MLB debut on May 19th finishing up a game after replacing Mike Gallego, in a 7-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox. He came to bat in the bottom of the 10th inning & grounded out but got credit for his only career RBI as Carney Lansford scored.

Scott became a minor league manager in the Oakland A's organization from 1991-1996. He won the Arizona League Manager of the Year Award in 1991 with his team finishing in first place.

He also won the 1993 Northwest Manager of the Year Award & 1994 California Manager of the Year Award.

From 1998 to 2001 Scott was the Arizona Diamondbacks advance scout. He then moved on to the Toronto Blue Jays Director of Player Development from 2002-2009.

He then spent one year in the Houston Astro organization as a Minor League Infield Coordinator.

Scott joined the New York Mets as a minor league infield coordinator in 2011. He became the teams Director of Player Development in 2013 & remained in that position through last season.

When Mets bench coach Bob Geren moved on to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Scott was named his replacement in the off season.

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