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James Patrick Scanlon (born September 23, 1952 in Minneapolis, Minnesota), also known as Pat Scanlon, is a former Major League Baseball third baseman. He played all or part of four seasons in the majors, from 1974 until 1977, for the Montreal Expos and San Diego Padres.[1]

Pat Scanlon
Third baseman
Born: (1952-09-23) September 23, 1952 (age 66)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 27, 1974, for the Montreal Expos
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1977, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
Batting average.187
Home runs4
Runs batted in28



Scanlon was originally drafted by the Expos in 1970 after excelling as a three sport athlete at Benilde High School in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. After the 1976 season, the Expos traded him to the St. Louis Cardinals with Steve Dunning and Tony Scott for Bill Greif, Ángel Torres and Sam Mejías.[2]

After starting the 1977 season in the minor leagues, Scanlon was traded again, this time to the San Diego Padres, along with John D'Acquisto in exchange for former Rookie of the Year Butch Metzger. He returned to the Expos organization in 1978-79, then finished his playing career in the Chicago White Sox farm system in 1980.s

In 2013, Scanlon was inducted into the first ever class of the Benilde-St. Margaret's Athletic Hall of Fame.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Scanlon is currently an Agent for Farmer's Insurance in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.[4] He currently resides in Richfield, Minnesota with his wife Carole. Scanlon and his wife have five children, Jessica, James, Patrick, Sallie, and Joe. He and his youngest son, Joe, are currently business partners operating sports & recreation company, Gear Up Sports.[5] Gear Up Sports specializes in physical education equipment and school athletic gear.


  1. ^ Inc., Baseball Almanac,. "Pat Scanlon Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac". Retrieved 2017-10-01.
  2. ^ "6-Player baseball trade completed by Cards, Expos". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Associated Press. 9 November 1976. p. 2C. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Awards & Recognition". Benilde-St. Margaret's School. 2017-07-18. Retrieved 2017-10-01.
  4. ^ "J Scanlon - Farmers Insurance Agent in Eden Prairie, MN". Retrieved 2017-10-01.
  5. ^ "About Gear Up Sports - P.E. Equipment, Athletic Gear, & More". Gear Up Sports. Retrieved 2017-10-01.