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Scott Thomas Leius (born September 24, 1965 in Yonkers, New York) is a former American League baseball player during the 1990s.

Scott Leius
Third baseman
Born: (1965-09-24) September 24, 1965 (age 53)
Yonkers, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 3, 1990, for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
July 3, 1999, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
Batting average .244
Home Runs 28
Runs batted in 172
Teams
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.[1]

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].[1]

Scott currently is a coach with the Big League Baseball Camp in Minnesota.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Scott Leius Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved September 6, 2014.

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