In some sad baseball news, Scott Sanderson, a former MLB All-Star, agent, and broadcaster has passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 62 years old and had reportedly been bedridden for months.
As a player, Sanderson was a journeyman pitcher who played 19 MLB seasons for many teams including the Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, Oakland A’s, California Angels, San Francisco Giants, and Chicago White Sox.
He was a member of Oakland’s 1990 American League title team, but lost his only World Series start in a series sweep by the Cincinnati Reds.
Sanderson found his greatest pro success with the New York Yankees from 1991 to 1992.
In 1991, he had arguably his best year as a pro. He went 16-10 as a starter with a 3.81 earned run average and 130 strikeouts, earning his only All-Star selection in the process.
This is bad/sad news. Former #expos P Scott Sanderson died today of cancer. Last year, he had his voice box removed and he suffered a stroke. He was bedridden for months. Tall and Hollywood-handsome, he was 62. Tim Wallach & Terry Francona were very close with Scotty.
— Danny Gallagher (@dannogallagher7) April 11, 2019
He retired in 1996 at the age of 39 with a career record of 163-143, a 3.84 career earned run average, and over 1,600 strikeouts.
In his post-baseball career, Sanderson worked briefly as a broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs.
He also became an agent, establishing offices in Chicago and Atlanta, and picking up such All-Star clients as Frank Thomas, Lance Berkman, and Josh Beckett.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Sanderson’s family.
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