Scott Sullivan (baseball)

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Scott Sullivan
Pitcher
Born: (1971-03-13) March 13, 1971 (age 43)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 6, 1995 for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
August 25, 2004 for the Kansas City Royals
Career statistics
Win–loss record 40–28
Earned run average 3.98
Strikeouts 622
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Top 10 in games pitched in 1999, 2000, and 2001

William Scott Sullivan (born March 13, 1971 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who most recently played in the majors with the Kansas City Royals in 2004. He attended Auburn University.

From 1996-2003, Sullivan was one of the Cincinnati Reds's most durable relief pitchers, and was looked upon as a clubhouse leader. He set a club record by pitching at least 100 innings of relief every season from 1998-2001. His best season came in 1999, a year in which the Reds won 96 games but did not make the postseason after losing a one-game playoff to the New York Mets. That season, Sullivan set or tied career highs in saves (3), appearances (79), innings pitched (113.7) and ERA (3.01).

Sullivan used a unique sidearm delivery when pitching. Like many "submarine pitchers" (as they're sometimes called), he developed back problems, which resulted in multiple trips to the disabled list toward the end of his career. He made one last comeback attempt in 2005, pitching in two games for the Omaha Royals before retiring.

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