Scott Garrelts
1986 San Francisco Giants Postcards Scott Garrelts.jpg
Pitcher
Born: (1961-10-30) October 30, 1961 (age 60)
Urbana, Illinois
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
October 2, 1982, for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
June 10, 1991, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
Win–loss record69–53
Earned run average3.29
Strikeouts703
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Scott William Garrelts (born October 30, 1961) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the San Francisco Giants from 1982 to 1991. Garrelts's best year as a Giant came during the 1989 season, when he went 14-5 with a 2.28 ERA, leading his team to the World Series against their Bay Area rivals, the Oakland Athletics.

High school and minors

Garrelts attended high school at Buckley Loda High School in Buckley, Illinois.[1]

Major League career

Garrelts was the Giants' lone All-Star in 1985, a season in which he led the team in wins and ERA, and had streak of 24 consecutive scoreless innings, all as a reliever. In 1986, he was second on the Giants in wins and strikeouts. Garrelts missed the final month of the 1987 season with a broken finger tip, but still finished second on the Giants in saves, a stat in which he led the team in 1988. He missed a month of the 1989 season with a pulled hamstring. During the season, Garrelts switched from the bullpen to a starting role and led the N.L. in ERA. He was second on the Giants in wins and strikeouts in 1990.

On July 29, 1990, Garrelts took a no-hitter into the ninth inning at home against the Cincinnati Reds, which was broken up by Paul O'Neill, with a two-out single over shortstop Jose Uribe's head.[2]

While with the Giants, Garrelts and teammates Dave Dravecky, Atlee Hammaker, and Jeff Brantley became known as the "God Squad" because of their strong Christian faith. Foregoing the hard-partying lifestyle of many of their teammates, they preferred to hold Bible studies in their hotel rooms while on the road.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Scott Garrelts". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved 2009-04-10.
  2. ^ "No-Hitter Eludes Garrelts Of Giants", New York Times (Associated Press) (July 30, 1990).
  3. ^ Dravecky, Dave (2004). Called Up: Stories of Life and Faith from the Great Game of Baseball. Zondervan. p. 162. ISBN 031087159X.

Honorary titles Preceded byDavid Green1981 Youngest Player in theNational League 1982 Succeeded byGilberto Reyes1983