You know you’ve earned respect from your arch-rival city when they run your obituary in the papers.
George Scott, the hard-hitting first-baseman for the “Impossible Dream” Boston Red Sox in 1967, died Sunday at the age of 69.
Scott also played for the Milwaukee Brewers and led the AL in home runs and RBI (36/109) in 1975. He was a three-time All Star and won eight Gold Gloves. Scott also played one season with the Kansas City Royals before finishing his career with the NY Yankees in 1979, providing one of the poorest-rendered air brush baseball cards in memory.
Richard Goldstein wrote the obituary for the NY Times.