Russ Scarritt

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Russ Scarritt
Left fielder
Born: (1903-01-14)January 14, 1903
Pensacola, Florida
Died: December 4, 1994(1994-12-04) (aged 91)
Pensacola, Florida
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 18, 1929, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
May 25, 1932, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Batting average .285
Home runs 3
Runs batted in 120

Stephen Russell Mallory Scarritt (January 14, 1903 – December 4, 1994) was a left fielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1929 through 1932 for the Boston Red Sox (1929–1931) and Philadelphia Phillies (1933). Listed at 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m), 165 lb, Scarritt batted left-handed and threw right-handed. A native of Pensacola, Florida, he attended University of Florida.

In a four-season career, Scarritt was a .285 hitter (296-for-1037) with three home runs and 120 RBI in 285 games, including 119 runs, 44 doubles, 25 triples and a 17 stolen bases. In 265 outfield appeared, he collected a .956 fielding percentage (28 errors in 631 chances).

Scarritt died at the age of 91 in his home town of Pensacola, Florida.


  • In 1929, Scarrit hit 17 triples, setting a record for a Red Sox rookie during a regular season that still stands.

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