Scott Sanderson (baseball)

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Scott Sanderson
Born: (1956-07-22) July 22, 1956 (age 62)
Dearborn, Michigan
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 6, 1978, for the Montreal Expos
Last MLB appearance
May 15, 1996, for the California Angels
MLB statistics
Win–loss record163–143
Earned run average3.84
Career highlights and awards

Scott Douglas Sanderson (born July 22, 1956) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, California Angels, San Francisco Giants, and Chicago White Sox. After his retirement, he worked as a sports agent and radio broadcaster.

Early life[edit]

Sanderson attended Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, Illinois and Vanderbilt University. Sanderson pitched in only 28 minor league games before being called up to the major leagues.


MLB career[edit]

Sanderson went 4-2 in nine starts in his rookie season with the Expos, posting a 2.51 ERA.[1] Sanderson remained a starter for the next five seasons, averaging over ten wins per season, including sixteen wins in 1980.[1] The Expos dealt him to the Cubs in a three-way team trade in December 1983. He was a member of the 1991 American League All-Star Team.

Work as an agent[edit]

Sanderson became an agent after retirement from baseball. Sanderson's agency has offices in Atlanta and in his hometown of Chicago, where he spends most of his time. His clients have included Frank Thomas, Josh Beckett, and Lance Berkman.


In 1997, Sanderson briefly filled in as a radio commentator during Cubs broadcasts on WGN (AM). In August 1997, Sanderson worked two weekend games of Cubs broadcasts on WGN as a color commentator with radio play-by-play man Pat Hughes while Cubs color commentator Ron Santo was sidelined by inflamed vocal cords.[2]


Sanderson is married with two children, a son and a daughter. He also enjoys playing in golf tournaments around the United States.


  1. ^ a b Scott Sanderson,, Retrieved on June 22, 2007.
  2. ^ Hirsley, Michael (August 22, 1997). "ABC's Jackson revels in 'Festival' feeling of college football". Chicago Tribune. p. 4.

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