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Luke Scott

Baltimore Orioles — No. 30
Outfielder / Designated hitter
Born: June 25, 1978 (1978-06-25) (age 31)
De Leon Springs, Florida
Bats: Left Throws: Right 
MLB debut
April 5, 2005 for the Houston Astros
Career statistics
(through 2009)
Games     507
Batting average     .264
Home runs     76
Runs batted in     247
Teams

Luke Brandon Scott was born on June 25, 1978 in De Leon Springs, Florida. He is a Major League Baseball outfielder and designated hitter, who currently plays for the Baltimore Orioles.

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Biography

College

He attended Oklahoma State University-Stillwater where he earned All-Big 12 Conference baseball honors. In the summer of 2000, he played for the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod Baseball League. He also played baseball at Indian River Community College. Luke spent a winter playing for a Venezuelan League where he earned the nickname "el monstruo de cuadrangular" which translates to "The Home Run Monster". He spent his first professional season in 2001 at home recovering from Tommy John surgery on his elbow joint.[1]

Major Leagues

Houston Astros

Scott became the first Astros' rookie to hit for the cycle, accomplishing a "reverse natural cycle" (home run, triple, double, and single, in that order) on July 28, 2006.[2] That feat also marked Scott's first career home run. After the completion of the 2007 season Scott headed to Venezuela to play another season in the Winter League.

Baltimore Orioles

Scott was traded to the Orioles as part of the trade for Miguel Tejada during the 2007-2008 off-season.[3]

Scott has a brother named Noah Scott who played for the Bay Area Toros, which is a Professional Baseball Club for Texas City, Texas. When Luke was traded to Baltimore, Noah left the Toros.

The 2009 season will likely see Scott play more regularly as the designated hitter.[4]

On July 7, 2009 Scott had a career high seven RBIs against the Seattle Mariners, going 3-4 with a single, triple, and home run. Also, in 2009 Luke Scott has been homering more often the usual. As of June 12, 2009 Luke Scott has hit 18 home runs while averaging about 19 per season.

After Aubrey Huff was dealt to the Detroit Tigers in August, 2009 the Orioles starting using Scott as an occasional 1st baseman.

He has also been nick named the "Yankee Killer" by Baltimore Television Personality Tom Adams and sports talk show host Jim Delaney for his history of clutch hits against the New York Yankees

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