Scott David Brosius (born August 15, 1966) is a retired American Major League Baseball third baseman for the Oakland Athletics (1991–1997) and the New York Yankees (1998–2001). Brosius is currently the head baseball coach at Linfield College, his alma mater.
Brosius grew up in Milwaukie, Oregon, where he attended Rex Putnam High School before going to Linfield College. He was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 20th round of the 1987 amateur draft and signed on June 9, 1987.
Brosius became one of the limited number of players to hit a home run in his first major league game, on August 7, 1991. Brosius was the A's starting third baseman through the mid-1990s, although he played almost 300 games in his Oakland career at other positions, primarily in the outfield. In 1996, he batted .304 with 22 home runs, his best year with Oakland; however, his performance declined in 1997 when he became the last player to finish last in the majors, of those who qualified for the batting title, in batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging average. He was traded to the Yankees after the season for Kenny Rogers, who had struggled mightily in New York.
New York Yankees (1998-2001)
In his first year in the Bronx, he batted .300 with 19 home runs and 98 RBIs. That season, he was selected to his only career All-Star Game. He hit .471 with two homers and six runs batted in in the 1998 World Series, and was named the Most Valuable Player. He hit 2 home runs in Game 3 of the World Series, including one off of Padres closer Trevor Hoffman to give the Yankees a 3-0 Series lead.
Although his performance over the next three years did not match that of his 1998 season, he remained a perennial fan favorite in the Bronx; his workmanlike blue-collar approach and serviceable durability appealed to fan, teammate, and management alike. During his career with the Yankees, they won the American League pennant every year, from 1998 to 2001, as well as the World Series from 1998 to 2000. He won a Gold Glove in 1999. On July 18 of that year, against the Montreal Expos, Brosius caught Orlando Cabrera's foul popup for the final out of David Cone's perfect game. He was first among all AL third basemen in errors in 2001, with 22, and had the lowest fielding percentage in the league (.935).
In the most dramatic clutch moment of his career, Brosius hit a two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2001 World Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks to tie the game and set up an extra-inning Yankees win. The previous night, New York first baseman Tino Martinez had hit a two-out, two-run home run to tie the game in the ninth as well. It marked the first time in World Series history that this had ever occurred. The Yankees would go on to lose Games 6 and 7 of the series, after which Brosius retired.
He was given the nickname Scott Supercalifragilisticexpiali-Brosius by Chris Berman and "Brosius the Ferocious" by Yankees radio announcer John Sterling.
From 2002 to 2007, Brosius was an assistant coach at Linfield College under head baseball coach Scott Carnahan, Brosius's coach when he played for the school. In 2007, Carnahan became athletic director and Brosius was named head coach. He earned his degree from the school in 2002. As a coach Brosius has been named NWC coach of the year twice in three seasons as head coach and led the team to two World Series appearances including a 3rd place finish in 2010. In 2013 Brosius and The Wildcats won their first Baseball national championship.
He was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.
In 2007, Brosius took part in the New York Yankees Old-Timers' Day festivities.
On November 4, 2009, Brosius threw out the first pitch before Game 6 of the 2009 World Series at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees went on to win Game 6 to clinch their 27th World Series title.
'01 WS Game 5 - Brosius ties it again
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Scott Brosius Interview By Chris Potter Sports
Interview with former baseball player Scott Brosius on playing for the New York Yankees.
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2001 World Series Montage
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Scott Brosius, Head Baseball Coach, Linfield College
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Mon, 27 May 2013 20:37:40 -0700
APPLETON, Wis. — The dugouts that Linfield head coach Scott Brosius inhabits these days aren't the length, breadth nor luxury of those he occupied during a 11-year major-league career. But Brosius is enjoying his second career as much as his first one.
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:54:17 -0700
Other candidates include Scott Brosius, led Linfield to the D 3 national title; Pat McCarthy, who led Faulkner to the NAIA title; LSU coach Paul Mainieri and Indiana coach Tracey Smith. The award will be announced at college baseball Night of Champions ...
Sun, 16 Jun 2013 08:33:19 -0700
The other finalists are Indiana's Tracy Smith, Linfield College's Scott Brosius, Gloucester County College's Mike Dickson and Faulkner's Patrick McCarthy. The winner will be named June 29. “I was really honored when I heard about that,” Mainieri said.
Sun, 16 Jun 2013 09:16:21 -0700
Five finalists have been selected for the inaugural Skip Bertman Award — Scott Brosius, who led NCAA Division III Linfield College to a 42-8 overall record and a 21-3 conference record; Mike Dickson, whose NJCAA Division III Gloucester County College ...
Sun, 16 Jun 2013 09:40:37 -0700
The other four finalists are Indiana's Tracy Smith, who led his team to its first-ever CWS appearance; Scott Brosius of Division III Linfield College; Mike Dickson of Junior College Division III Gloucester County College; Patrick McCarty of NAIA ...
Sat, 15 Jun 2013 10:08:16 -0700
Scott Brosius, who led NCAA Division III Linfield College to a 42-8 overall record and a 21-3 conference record. Mike Dickson, whose NJCAA Division III Gloucester County College Roadrunners finished the season with a 49-3 overall record and a 15-1 ...
Thu, 30 May 2013 13:59:30 -0700
Former World Series MVP and Linfield Baseball Head Coach Scott Brosius joined John Canzano on The Bald-Faced Truth Thursday afternoon to talk about taking the Division III title. Coach Brosius said he had a feeling early on that Linfield would take the ...
Sat, 15 Jun 2013 18:54:26 -0700
The other finalists are Scott Brosius of Division III Linfield College, Mike Dickson of NJCAA Division III Glouchester County College, Patrick McCarthy of NAIA Faulkner University, and Tracy Smith of Indiana. The Hoosiers played Louisville Saturday ...
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