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Scott Douglas Sanderson (July 22, 1956 – April 11, 2019) was an American professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, California Angels, San Francisco Giants, and Chicago White Sox. Following his retirement from playing professional baseball he worked as a sports agent and radio broadcaster.

Scott Sanderson
Pitcher
Born: (1956-07-22)July 22, 1956
Dearborn, Michigan
Died: April 11, 2019(2019-04-11) (aged 62)
Lake Forest, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 6, 1978, for the Montreal Expos
Last MLB appearance
May 15, 1996, for the California Angels
MLB statistics
Win–loss record163–143
Earned run average3.84
Strikeouts1,611
Teams
Career highlights and awards

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Early lifeEdit

Sanderson attended Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, Illinois and Vanderbilt University. Sanderson pitched in only 28 minor league games before being called up to the major leagues.

CareerEdit

MLB careerEdit

Sanderson went 4-2 in nine starts in his rookie season with the Expos in 1978, posting a 2.51 ERA.[1]

Sanderson remained a starter for the next five seasons, averaging over ten wins per season, including sixteen wins in 1980.[1]

The Expos dealt him to the Cubs in a three-way team trade in December 1983.

He was a member of the 1991 American League All-Star Team.

Work as an agentEdit

Sanderson became an agent after the end of his time as a professional baseball player. Sanderson's agency has offices in Atlanta and in his hometown of Chicago, where he spent the majority of his time. His clients included, at one time or another, Frank Thomas, Josh Beckett, and Lance Berkman.

BroadcastingEdit

In 1997, Sanderson briefly filled in as a radio commentator during Cubs broadcasts on WGN (AM). In August 1997, Sanderson worked two weekend games of Cubs broadcasts on WGN as a color commentator with radio play-by-play man Pat Hughes while Cubs color commentator Ron Santo was sidelined by inflamed vocal cords.[2]

PersonalEdit

Sanderson was married with two children, a son and a daughter. He also enjoyed playing in golf tournaments around the United States. Scott Sanderson died from cancer on April 11, 2019, aged 62.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Scott Sanderson, Baseball-Reference.com, Retrieved on June 22, 2007.
  2. ^ Hirsley, Michael (August 22, 1997). "ABC's Jackson revels in 'Festival' feeling of college football". Chicago Tribune. p. 4.
  3. ^ "Former Cubs and White Sox pitcher Scott Sanderson dies at 62 from cancer,which led to a stroke a year after having his voice box removed". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2019-04-11.

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