Time to go and create a “traded” card for “Boomer” George Scott, the player the Red Sox got in return for Cecil Cooper on December 6th, 1976, who I covered a while back:
Already an all-star for the Red Sox between 1966 and 1971 before heading
to Milwaukee, Scott came back and continued his bashing ways in 1977,
hitting 33 homers with 95 runs batted in and 103 runs scored, getting
him his third and final all-star nod.
Sadly for the Red Sox, Scott’s production would drop-off, to the point
he found himself in Kansas City in 1979, whereas Cecil Cooper went on to
a borderline Hall of Fame career with the Brewers through the 1980’s.
Nevertheless, Scott put together an excellent 14-year career that saw
him collect just under 2000 hits, 271 home runs and 1051 RBI’s along
with eight Gold Gloves for his fielding at first base.
Not bad at all...