Wednesday, December 18, 2013
702nd Place - Scott Bailes
If you click on the Indians label on the right of the page you'll notice most of these cards are from the same spring training photo shoot. And just like the others, this one is B-O-R-I-N-G.
Scott had and interesting career as a journeyman mop-up guy/spot-starter. After a disastrous year pitching for the Angels in 1992, he was stuck in the minors for five years before reemerging with the Rangers in 1997. That's a long time to hold onto your dream. By the end of 1998, though, he'd be out of baseball for good.
Scott Bailes claims Springfield, MO as his hometown, and went to what was then called Southwest Missouri State University. This tickles me because I lived there and worked for the school for a small time during my own career. Scott has done announcing duties for the Cardinals' double-A team in Springfield and even served a term on the city council.