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Ex-Red Sox player George Scott dies

George Scott crossed home plate on April 23, 1966, after hitting a two-run home run in fifth inning against Cleveland. Greeting Scott at the plate were Bob Tillman (10) and Tony Conigliaro.
George Scott crossed home plate on April 23, 1966, after hitting a two-run home run in fifth inning against Cleveland. Greeting Scott at the plate were Bob Tillman (10) and Tony Conigliaro.(Thomas Landers/Boston Globe file)

Former Red Sox slugger George Scott has passed away at age 69, the Globe has confirmed.

Scott, known as “Boomer,” was signed by the Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1962 and made his major league debut with the Red Sox in 1966. He played eight seasons and part of another for the Red Sox from 1966 to 1971 and again from 1977 to 1979.

He also played for Milwaukee, Kansas City and the New York Yankees.

Scott had 271 career home runs and was an eight-time Gold Glove winner at first base.

He won his first Gold Glove and finished 10th in MVP voting as a member of the Red Sox’ Impossible Dream team in 1967 when the team lost the World Series to the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Scott is a member of the Red Sox Hall of Fame, and was inducted in 2006.

News of his death was first reported by the Delta Democrat Times in Mississippi on Monday.