Leius in 1988
|Born: September 24, 1965|
Yonkers, New York
|September 3, 1990, for the Minnesota Twins|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 3, 1999, for the Kansas City Royals|
|Runs batted in||172|
|Career highlights and awards|
Leius was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 13th round of the 1986 Major League Baseball Draft out of Concordia College, New York. He then played in the minor leagues for the next four seasons. He was a late season call up by the Minnesota Twins and debuted with the parent club on September 3, 1990. Leius would remain with the Minnesota Twins through the 1995 season when he left for the Minnesota Twins' American League rival, the Cleveland Indians where he spent just one season, 1996. After that one season in Cleveland, Leius was out of Major League Baseball for the 1997 season. Afterwards, Leius went on to the Kansas City Royals where he spent two seasons, 1998 and 1999 before his career ended on July 3, 1999.
It was with Minnesota that Leius was part of their 1991 World Series season, during that series Leius is best known for hitting a game-winning home run off of Tom Glavine breaking up a 2-2 tie in the 8th inning of Game 2. A steady defender at third base, he finished second to Wade Boggs in Gold Glove balloting in 1994. His highest yearly salary was paid out in 1995 while Leius was with the Minnesota Twins and amounted to $760,000 USD. This payout for Leius was a result his 1994 season in which he posted career highs in runs (57), home runs (14), RBIs (49) and tied his career high in slugging percentage (.417).
Scott currently is a coach with the Big League Baseball Camp in Minnesota.
- "Scott Leius Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved September 6, 2014.