Talking to Scott Brosius

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Ever heard of Jimmy Scott? Neither had I until this morning. I didn’t think it was possible to not know a pitcher with 330 career wins and 4,022 career strikeouts, but we all make oversights from time to time. It makes sense, then, that he calls himself “the best pitcher you never heard of.” If you haven’t checked out his website, Jimmy Scott’s High & Tight, you can mosey on over there and check out his interview with Scott Brosius. It provides some insight into the latter years of Brosius’s career, as well as his decision to retire at age 34 after the 2001 season.

Disclaimer: If you believe Jimmy Scott is a real player, or believe that I believed it…I don’t even know what to say to you.

Stadium quick hits: Overdue rent, the NHL and food
Open Thread: It was five years ago today ...
  • Jim Scott III
    • andrew

      Love the 312 IP in 1913

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Pffft. He ain’t got nothing on Whoop-la White, circa 1879:

        http://www.baseball-reference.com/w/whitewi01.shtml

        • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

          “Death Valley Jim”

          I love the old timey nicknames these guys all had. Of course, with all the new hitters ballparks and Yankee stadium moved in from 460 to 410, his latter day nickname would be “Long Ball Jim” and he’d be sent back to the minors.

          • andrew

            I also love the 404 runs, 150 earned runs. The defense he had behind him is little league quality.

        • Jeff

          Or Old Hoss Radbourn

          http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/radboch01.shtml

          I really like how in 1884 he averaged more than 9 innings per appearance, and that included two relief outings.

    • kenneth scott

      Well then I suppose that’s my great grand pop.

  • http://www.bronxbaseballdaily.com Rob Abruzzese

    Well you had me confused because I thought you guys got a chance to sit down with Brosius. I was pretty jealous of that for a minute.

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      You? I was trying to figure out who had 330 wins and 4,022 strikeouts that would still be alive today. Then I remembered the 4,000 SO club is very small, and knew it was BS.

  • john

    Why would a guy that we’ve never heard of that has 330 wins and 4000+ Ks have a website and interview other players? That just proves it false

    • http://mlb.mlb.com/stats/individual_player_postseason.jsp?c_id=nyy&playerID=121250&statType=2 Slugger27

      he was just goofing around… clearly nothing involving those facts was believable in any way

    • http://statspeak.net dan

      Clearly it’s a joke, his career stats say he played for New York in 2008 and made $14 million.

  • Donnie Come Lately

    Thanks for posting this. I would be willing to be he has about the same amount of wins as a combo of Jimmy Key and Mike Scott. I would also be willing to bet the number of losses for the combo would be greatly higher.

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  • http://www.jimmyscottshighandtight.com Jimmy Scott

    I know Jimmy Scott and he’s an awesome guy! He’s funny and handsome and used to have a very wiggly fastball. Scott Brosius liked him a lot. So did Ron Blomberg and Brian Boehringer and a bunch of other guys who never played for the Yankees. And you know what? He likes you.