Open Thread: Scott Pose


(Photo via LIFE.com with a hat tip to Brooklyn Ed)

The name Scott Pose might not ring a bell, and no one would blame you if it didn’t. He’s most notable for being the very first batter in Florida Marlins history, hitting leadoff and playing center field for the expansion franchise during their first ever game in 1993. He reached base on an error by the second baseman in at at-bat.

Pose only played in 15 games for the Fish that year, toiling away in Triple-A until he resurfaced with the Yankees in 1997. He went up and down a few times, helping fill out the bench when Tim Raines, Bernie Williams, and some others battled through minor injuries. In 54 games (18 starts) and 96 plate appearances with the Yankees, Pose hit .218/.292/.264 with three steals. While with Triple-A Columbus in 1997 and 1998, he hit a combined .300/.377/.415 with 60 steals in 190 games.

Today is Pose’s 45th birthday, and he’s been out of baseball for about ten years now. The majority of his big league career (202 games and 353 plate appearances) came with the Royals (133 games and 214 plate appearances) after his short stint in pinstripes. Pose is a forgotten Yankee, but he’s a former big leaguer, and that alone is one hell of an accomplishment.

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Here is tonight’s open thread. The three hockey locals already played, but both the Knicks and Nets are in action tonight. I’ve heard something about Linsanity over the last few days that sounds intriguing. Anyway, talk about whatever you like here. go nuts.

Categories : Open Thread


  1. Brooklyn Ed says:

    Mike, here you go. A pic of Scott in a Yankee uniform:

  2. Manning to Manningham says:

    Scott Pose? Holy shit, who remembers these people?

  3. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    saw the name Scott realized it wasn’t proctor commented left

  4. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Has there ever been a Paul Zuvella thread?

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      They really should never go back to anything but these “retro” open threads. Best ones ever.

      An 0-for-Paul Zuvella thread would be great.

      I really thought Scott Pose was going to be an MLB regular for years when he had that hot start in Spring Training for the Marlins in ’93, but it was Chuckie Carr in CF within weeks.

  5. Craig says:

    Spending my (sick as hell) night watch Burnett’s game II start in the ’09 World Series, just to reflect on his ceiling–which he’ll probably never reach in a Yankees uniform ever again.

  6. will always love U says:


  7. YankeesIslesGiantsNets101 says:

    whens the Bubba Crosby thread

  8. Kevin Winters says:

    R.I.P. Whitney Houston

  9. Leg-End says:

    Nothing but Whitney records for the next 2 weeks then. I’ll probably be forced to watch The Bodyguard again too.

    Real shame though, huge talent.

  10. GardnergoesYardner says:

    I was watching the Baseball IQ show earlier today, the Cards-Cubs and the Rangers-Angels ones. Not a great show because the guys they pick are just random guys who work in the organization, not particularly people who are good at trivia. It was kind of embarrassing to hear what some of their answers were.

    The Cards guy (who got blown out 11-2 by the Cubs guy) was asked for one of the Top 20 triple hitting players in the 1990′s, and he said Jose Reyes almost immediately. Poor guy looked like he was about to cry at the end.

  11. Steve S. says:

    Whitney Houston’s rep issued a shocked denial today to counter reports that the singer/actress has died

    In a statement, her publicist, Nancy Seltzer, said, “I’ve just spoken to Whitney. She is perfectly fine and does not understand why, with everything going on in the world right now, they have to find new rumors to dig up. She is home in New Jersey with her family.” Seltzer said people were calling the singer at home and sobbing, after apparently having heard reports of her death over the radio. According to the rumors, Houston had died of a drug overdose.


    • GardnergoesYardner says:

      That’s from September 13th. I’m pretty sure these reports aren’t made up.

      • Steve S. says:

        Whoops, didn’t check the date.

        In any case I wasn’t implying the reports were made up, I thought the publicist was so accustomed to covering for her that she reflexively denied the report. My bad.

  12. Gonzo says:

    Has anyone here commented on Whitlock’s J. Lin tweet last night?

  13. Brendan says:

    “… the very first every batter in Florida Marlins history … “

  14. Chris says:

    Russell Branyan signed with the Yankees and no one cared to report it?


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