Mark Scott (actor)

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Mark Scott
Born February 21, 1915
Illinois, U.S.
Died July 13, 1960(1960-07-13) (aged 45)
Burbank, California, U.S.
Cause of death
Heart attack
Occupation Actor, Presenter

Mark Scott (February 21, 1915 in Illinois – July 13, 1960 in Burbank, California) was an actor and broadcaster. He is probably best known for hosting the Home Run Derby television show that originally aired in 1960. Scott died of a heart attack shortly after the first season of the show aired; rather than find a replacement for him, the producers decided to cancel the series.

During the Home Run Derby show, he both announced the action and interviewed each contestant when his opponent was batting. His most well known line from the show was, "It's a home run or nothing here on Home Run Derby."

Prior to Home Run Derby, he had been an announcer for the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League, which transferred out of the city after the 1957 season, due to the arrival of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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