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Scott Quinn

Class of 1997

Hall Of Fame Citation

 

In the long and storied history of Washington College baseball, which includes several former Major Leaguers, few players possessed the combination of both hitting and pitching skills that Scott Quinn brought to Chestertown as a transfer student in the fall of 1994.

While season statistics from many of the early years of WC baseball are incomplete, it is believed that Scott holds the school records for career slugging percentage (.744), home runs (20), runs batted in (108), and total bases (221), despite playing just three seasons as a Shoreman.

Scott hit .407 in 1995, his first season with the Shoremen, while belting five home runs. The following season, he hit .398 with seven home runs, 12 doubles, and 35 RBI. On the mound in 1996, he went 7-2 with a 2.23 ERA while tossing seven complete games and striking out 51 batters. For his two-way prowess, he was named to the All-Centennial Conference first team as a third baseman and the All-Centennial Conference second team as a pitcher.

Scott capped off his collegiate baseball career in 1997 by hitting .398 and tying the single-season school record for home runs by belting eight round-trippers. His 44 RBI and 84 total bases that season are also believed to be school records. On the mound, he went 5-3 with a 3.68 ERA. He was again named to the All-Centennial first team as a third baseman and second team as a pitcher.

Despite being a power hitter, Scott was exceptionally patient at the plate. He struck out just 24 times in 297 at bats as a Shoreman, finishing with just four more career strikeouts than home runs.

The 1997 Shoremen won a school-record 21 games with Scott leading the way. In 1996, they had won 19 games, which, at that time, had tied the school record for wins in a season. Scott was named his team’s Most Valuable Player following both of those seasons.

After graduation, Scott went on to play semi-professional baseball in his home state of Delaware.

Washington College considers it an honor and privilege to induct Scott K. Quinn into its Athletic Hall of Fame on this tenth day of October, 2009.