Boomer Scott Passes Away

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 9:15am

George "Boomer" Scott, a three-time All-Star first baseman who hit 271 homers in a 14-year major-league career and is a member of the Red Sox hall of fame, has died. He was 69.

Washington County coroner Methel Johnson confirmed Scott died on Sunday in Greenville, Miss., his hometown.

A three-time All-Star, Scott spent most of his career with the Boston Red Sox and Milwaukee Brewers. He hit 27 homers with 90 RBIs during his rookie season in 1966 — second for a Red Sox rookie only to Ted Williams — and had his best year with the Brewers in 1975, when he hit 36 homers and had 109 RBIs.