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Scott Patrick Sheldon (born November 20, 1968) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman/shortstop and right-handed batter who played for the Oakland Athletics (1997) and Texas Rangers (1998–2001). He also played in Japan for the Orix BlueWave (2002–03).

Scott Sheldon
Utility infielder
Born: (1968-11-28) November 28, 1968 (age 50)
Hammond, Indiana
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 18, 1997, for the Oakland Athletics
Last NPB appearance
2003, for the Orix BlueWave
MLB statistics
Batting average.235
Home runs8
Runs batted in33
NPB statistics
Batting average.255
Home runs34
Runs batted in83

On September 6, 2000, while playing for the Rangers, Sheldon became the third player in MLB history to play all nine positions in a single game, joining Bert Campaneris (Kansas City Athletics, September 8, 1965), and César Tovar (Minnesota Twins, September 22, 1968).[1] Sheldon entered the game in the 4th inning and performed the feat in just five frames. He was later joined by Shane Halter (Detroit Tigers, October 1, 2000), and Andrew Romine (Detroit Tigers, September 30, 2017) in the select list of players to play all nine positions in the same game.

In his 141-game Major League career Sheldon batted .235, with 8 home runs and 33 runs batted in.

He spent two years in Japan with the BlueWave, batting. 255 with 34 homers and 83 RBI.


  1. ^ Armour, Nancy (September 7, 2000). "Ranger Plays Nine Positions in One Game". ABC News. Retrieved 21 December 2015.

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