Top 100 Red Sox: #40, George Scott


We’re not sure biography is our best skill, but researching George "Boomer" Scott (the original Boomer, of course) made for an enjoyable foray into the genre.  Head over to the Top 100 Red Sox blog, a fine resource for Sox history, to read our synopsis of the slick-fielding, tater-hitting first baseman, a player who, upon arriving on the scene in 1966, quickly became a Boston legend.

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  • “…We’re not sure biography is our best skill…”
    …well, i’m not a literary critic either sf, but i’ll say nice job anyway…i enjoyed reading it…
    …awhile ago i asked if these were going to be compiled somewhere [in an offline] format because they’d make a great gift for some of my sox friends…i may have missed the answer…can you help me out?…thanks

    dc March 9, 2007, 8:17 am
  • Thanks for the kind words, dc.
    I don’t know of plans to make this a print tome, but you might want to email the hosts of the site (is there a contact email there?) and suggest it. The guy running the site, Tim Daloisio, is one of the authors of the Red Sox Times blog, so you might find a contact there as well – their link is on our blogroll.

    SF March 9, 2007, 8:56 am
  • dc,
    When the project was first announced, the idea of putting this into an offline format was kicked around (well, by me and this other guy, and he said he was going to e-mail Tim and Brian about it), though I’m not sure whether that will happen or not. So basically my answer to your question is useless. It’s probably something better considered when all the profiles are done, as a print format would then be a little easier to figure out.

    QuoSF March 9, 2007, 11:08 am
  • I am more than thrilled that the desire for this to be put together in an offline version is there. I think the plan might be to let the 100 play out to its conclusion and then go back and edit, fact check and add to each bio individually to make sure they are all as good as possible. Then…I would love to take it to a publisher and even to the team to get support in publishing. If not that route, we could always hit up the Maple Street Press or Cafe Press to print.
    I hope you enjoy the rest and keep reading! The more I hear about desire for hard copies, the more likely it will happen.

    Tim March 9, 2007, 9:01 pm
  • that’s good news tim…thanks for the promising update…i know the internet is the sexy medium right now, but there’s nothing like a good book…like i said, a great gift for your favorite sox fans…

    dc March 10, 2007, 8:02 am

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