Scott Gavin Erickson...is married to the former Lisa Guerrero, who has previously worked as
a television reporter in Los Angeles...graduated from Homestead High School in Cupertino, CA, where he
played baseball, football and soccer...is a graduate of San Jose City College...earned Player of the Year honors
in the Golden State Conference and All State and Junior College All America recognition...attended the
University of Arizona...in 1989, tied for the lead among NCAA pitchers with 173.0 innings pitched and posted
a school record 18 victories...named the Pac-10 Southern Division Co-Most Valuable Player and was the
right-handed pitcher on Baseball America's All-America team.2005Signed as a free agent on Jan. 24, 2005, and was a non-roster invitee
to Spring Training...earned spot in the Dodgers' starting rotation after he went 0-1 with a
2.00 ERA (8 ER/36.0 IP) in eight Spring Training starts...had his contract purchased by the Dodgers on April 3 and made the
Opening Day roster...was 1-4 as starter with a 7.22 ERA (31 ER/38.2 IP) and 0-0 out of the
bullpen with a 3.24 ERA (6 ER/16.2 IP).2004With New York and Texas, Erickson made six starts and posted a 1-4 record...struck out 20 batters in
27.0 innings pitched...was 1-1 with a 3.31 ERA in three home starts but 0-3 with an 11.81 mark on the
road...earned his lone victory on Aug. 17 vs. Cleveland, pitching 6.0 innings and allowing one run on three
hits...also allowed one earned run over 6.0 innings in his 2004 debut on July 19 vs. Florida....was traded to
Texas from New York, with cash consideration on July 31 in exchange for second baseman Josh
Hoffpauir...came to Spring Training with the Mets and earned the fifth spot in the rotation before straining
his hamstring before his first start on April 9...was on the disabled list until his first start on July 19.2003Went to spring training and pitched two innings in a intrasquad game on February 26th before being sidelined...Underwent surgery for a torn glenoid labrum on March 7th ending his season...surgery was performed in Los Angeles by Dr. Lewis Yocum...Was placed on the 60-day Disabled List on March 28th...Has pitched 6.0 innings or more in 247 of 350 starts (70.6%)...Also is 29-13 with a 3.11 ERA (129 earned runs in 373.0 innings) during the regular season in September and October...Was ninth in Baltimore history with a .537 winning percentage (79068) and is tied with Mike Boddicker for 10th place in victories.2002
Returned to action after missing all of the 2001 season while rehabbing from ligament replacement
("Tommy John" surgery) on his right elbow, August 8, 2000.
Began the season as the Orioles' Opening Day starter but did not pitch after making a spot start on
August 31 at Anaheim.
Allowed one unearned run in 6.0 IP to beat New York, 10-3 on Opening Day, April 1...Was his first major
league appearance since July 25, 2000.
Went 3-2 with a 3.45 ERA (47.0 IP, 18 ER) in 7 starts through May 3, but went 2-10 with a 6.41 ERA in
21 starts and one relief appearance after that (113.2IP, 81ER).
Pitched Orioles' first complete game and shutout of the season April 28 at Kansas City...The 4-hitter was
his first shutout since 9/7/99 at Minnesota and first complete game since 6/1/00 at Tampa Bay.
Following his win on April 28, he did not win again until July 16, when he beat Seattle, 6-1, with a com-
plete-game 6-hitter...Won only once more, on August 7 vs. Minnesota.
Went a career-high 13 starts without a win May 3-July 11...Pitched to a 4.67 ERA (79.0 IP, 41 ER) but
the Orioles scored a total of 39 runs in those 13 starts, including 3 runs or less in each of his last 5 out-
ings during that stretch.
His 7-game losing streak over that span was the 2nd longest skid of his career and longest in a single
season...He lost 8 straight 7/10/94-5/5/95.
After beating Seattle on July 16, he went 1-3 with a 12.58 ERA (29.1IP, 41ER) over his last 8 starts.
Pitched at least 6.0 innings in 16 of 28 starts but only once in his last 8 starts.
Struck out a season-high 10 batters on June 27 vs. New York...Was 4th time in his career he has struck
out 10 or more batters in a game and first time since striking out a career-high 12 on 9/21/98.
Made his last appearance in a spot start August 31 at Anaheim, lasting just 1.1 innings and allowing 6
runs...In his previous start, August 23 vs. Toronto, went just 1.2 innings and allowed 6 runs.
Pitched 2 scoreless innings on August 25 vs. Toronto in his first relief outing since 6/18/97...Was his 5th
career relief appearance and 3rd with the Orioles.
Has never made more than one relief appearance in a single season.
Had 3 complete games, tied with Sidney Ponson for the team lead and tied for 9th in the American
League...His 51 career complete games is tied for 9th with Mike Mussina among active pitchers.
Right-handers batted .302 off him, 4th highest average in AL...Also ranked among AL highs in walks
(68, T10th), runs (109, T9th) and earned runs (99, T9th).
Induced 22 GIDPs, tied for 10th in league.
Was tied for 8th in stolen bases allowed (17) but also was tied for 6th in caught stealing (9).
Has made 196 starts for the Orioles in his career, 10th on the club's all-time list...His 79 wins are tied
for 10th in club history with Mike Boddicker.
His 2.31 Ground Ball/Fly Ball ratio (331GB/143FB) would have ranked 3rd in AL if he had enough
innings to qualify...His career 2.45 GB/FB ratio ranks 3rd among all pitchers since STATS Inc. Began
keeping the stat in 1987, behind Kevin Brown (2.72) and Greg Maddux (2.49).
Has averaged better than 6.2 innings per start in his 6 1/2 seasons with the Orioles and in his first four
full seasons, 1996-99, he averaged 231.1IP per year...In his career, he has pitched 6.0 or more innings
in 247 of 350 starts (70.6%).
His 17 career shutouts are tied for 6th among active pitchers with Kevin Brown and Curt Schilling.
Missed the entire season while rehabbing from ligament replacement surgery ("Tommy John" surgery) on his right elbow on 8/8/00b&Went to spring training and worked out before joining Orioles' extended spring program in Sarasota, FL.
Joined Orioles to continue rehabbing in August, but did not pitch.
Has averaged better than 6.2 innings per start in his 5 1/2 seasons with the Orioles and in his four full seasons, 1996-99, he averaged 231.1IP per yearb&In his career, he has pitched 6.0 or more innings in 231 of his 322 starts (71.7%).
His 16 career shutouts are tied with Curt Schilling for 9th among active pitchersb&Is 11th among active hurlers with 48 complete games.
2000Began and ended his season on disabled list...Underwent ligament replacement surgery ("Tommy John surgery") on his right elbow on August 8 in Los Angeles and is expected to miss most of the 2001 season...Developed stiffness in his elbow a little more than a week into spring training and did not throw after February 22...Had arthroscopic surgery on March 3 to remove bone chips from the right elbow and was officially placed on the DL on March 27...Dr. Lewis Yocum performed both surgeries...Was activated from the DL on May 4 after making 2 starts on rehab assignment, April 25 at Class A Frederick and April 30 at AA Bowie...Combined for 13.2IP, allowing 7H, 2R/ER, 1BB and 11K on rehab...Pitched 6.0 or more innings in 9 of 16 big league starts...Because of injuries, however, the 16 starts and 92.2IP were the fewest of his major league career and his ERA was never lower than 6.31 after June 1...Led American League hurlers 1996-99 in Ground Ball/Fly Ball ratio and his 2.022 GB/FB ratio this year (184/91) would have been 3rd in the league if he had enough innings to qualify...According to STATS Inc.'s figures, Anaheim's Scott Schoeneweis (2.44) and Oakland's Tim Hudson (2.024, 334/165) were the only other pitchers over 2.00...Made his first start of the season on May 5 at Yankee Stadium...Pitched 6 innings and did not get decision in the 12-10 Orioles loss...Six of his first 7 starts came on the road, including his first 4 starts of the
season...He won 3 of 5 decisions over 6 starts from May 16 through June 13, allowing 3 runs or fewer in 4 starts despite an overall 6.64 ERA in that stretch (39.1IP, 29R/ER)...Lost 5 of 8 starts after June 13 and, beginning June 1, was 4-7 through the rest of his season before being placed on the 15-day disabled list July 28 with right elbow inflammation...He had a 3G losing streak, June 18-29, allowing 30 hits and 22 runs in 15.2IP (12.64 ERA), including 5 home runs...Started the final game of the first half for the 6th straight season on July 9 at Philadelphia...Has been the Orioles starter in the final game before the All-Star break each year since being acquired from Minnesota before the break in July 1995...Was used as a pinch-runner on June 27 at Boston when Cal Ripken injured his back in the 10th inning... The Orioles had used all their position players except catcher Greg Myers...Was named as one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" of the year in their May 8 issue, one of three athletes to make this year's list and the only baseball player.1999Won 14 of 18 decisions over his final 22 starts to finish at 15-12...Led the American League with 3 shutouts and tied for 2nd (with teammate Sidney Ponson) with 6 complete games, one behind league-leader David Wells of Toronto...Finished 2nd in the league in innings pitched with 230.1, only 1.1IP fewer than Wells...Scott also led the team and was among 6 players tied for 2nd in the AL with 34 starts, one behind Texas' Rick Helling...For the fourth straight season, he had the highest ground ball-to-fly ball out ratio among AL pitchers, with a ratio of 2.80 (454 GB/162FB)...New York's Andy Pettitte was 2nd at 2.08, the only other hurler above 2-to-1...Erickson led the league in GIDP's induced (41) and GIDPs per 9IP (1.60)...He also led the AL in total batters faced (995) and was 2nd in total pitches thrown (3,715), behind Rick Helling's 3,814 and ahead of Chuck Finley's 3,613...On the flipside, he allowed a league-high 99 walks, had the 2nd lowest K/BB ratio in the league (1.07) and the 2nd lowest K/9IP ratio (4.14)...He was 2nd in hits allowed (244), 4th in earned runs allowed (123) and T6th in runs allowed (127)...Through June 8, was a career-worst 1-8 with a 7.11 ERA (69.2IP, 89H, 55ER) in 12 starts...In his final 22 starts, went 14-4 with a 3.81 ERA (160.2 IP, 155 H, 68 ER)...Went 0-5 with a 9.36 ERA in April, the poorest start of his career...The 5-game losing streak matched the longest of his career...He also lost 5 straight 7/10-8/4, 1994...From June 9 through July 28, he went 6-0 with a 3.95 ERA in a span of 10 starts, with 7 "Quality Starts"...The 6-game winning streak matched the second longest of his career...Four of the wins came in consecutive starts, July 11-28...Over his last 11 starts, beginning Aug. 7, he went 8-3 with a 3.16 ERA (85.1IP, 73H, 30ER)...He made every scheduled start except for his final one, Oct. 2 vs. Boston, when he was scratched with tightness in his right forearm...In September, he went 5-1 with a 3.13 ERA (46.0IP, 40H, 16ER)...In 4 1/2 seasons with the Orioles, he has averaged better than 6.2 innings per start and over his four full seasons, has averaged 231.1IP per year...In his career he has pitched 6.0 or more innings in 222 of his 306 starts (72.5%).1998Led the American League in Starts (36), Innings Pitched (251.1), Complete Games (11), Batters Faced (1102), Pitches Thrown (3902) and Hits Allowed (284)...Was the first Orioles pitcher to lead the league in CG, IP or Starts since 1979 when Dennis Martinez also led the A.L. in all three categories...His innings total was the highest by an Oriole since Mike Boddicker tossed 261.1 frames in 1984 and his 36 starts matched the most by an Orioles pitcher since 1982...Four other Oriole pitchers made 36 starts in a season over the previous 16 seasons, Mike Mussina ('96), Rick Sutcliffe ('92), Bob Milacki ('89) and Scott McGregor ('83)...Was also among the league leaders in the following categories: Wins (T8th, 16), Shutouts (T5th, 2), Fewest BB Per 9IP (9th, 2.47), Fewest HR Per 9IP (8th, 0.82), Strikeouts (6th, 186), Pickoff Throws (6th, 188), Pitches Per Start (7th, 108.39), Hit Batters (T4th, 13), Runs Allowed (T7th, 125), Earned Runs Allowed (6th, 112) and Stolen Bases Allowed (T2nd, 28)...Led the AL in Ground Ball/Fly Ball Ratio for the third straight season at 2.85 (496 ground balls/174 fly balls)...In his first start of the season on 4/1 vs. Kansas City, Scott pitched a complete game victory for his 100th career win...He won his first three starts of the year, getting off to a 3-0 start for the first time in his career...On 5/13, he signed a 5-year contract with the Orioles through the 2003 season...On 5/21 at New York he struck out 9 batters and on 5/26 at Seattle he K'd 8, matching his career-high with 17 strikeouts in back-to-back starts...He also accomplished the feat in May '94...On 9/21 at Toronto he struck out a career-high 12 batters in a loss to Clemens...In his 11 complete games he went 8-3 with a 1.76 ERA and in his other 25 starts he was 8-10 with a 5.42 ERA...21 of his starts resulted in a "Quality Start" (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER)...He pitched 6 or more innings in 28 of his 36 starts...Of the Orioles league-low 31 unearned runs, 13 occurred with Erickson pitching...Defensively, he was 2nd among the league's pitchers with 77 total chances, trailing only Oakland's Kenny Rogers (88)...Pitched the Orioles three fastest games of the season, including a 3-2 win over Atlanta on 6/5 in 1:53.1997His 16 wins was the second highest total of his career, topped only by his 20-win season in 1991 with the Twins...In addition, surpassed the 200 Innings Pitched mark for the 5th time in his career...Was T6th in the league in Wins (16); 6th in Winning Percentage (.696, 16-7); 9th in Innings Pitched (221.2); 7th in Slugging Pct. Allowed (.362, 307/849); 8th in BA Against by LH Hitters (.248, 112/452); 7th in Home ERA (3.29)...He also led A.L. hurlers with 6 errors...Erickson pitched into the 8th inning in 16 of his 33 starts and turned in 22 "Quality Starts" (6.0 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER)...On 6/18 vs. Montreal he pitched 2/3 of an inning out of the bullpen...It was the 4th relief appearance of his career and his first since 8/21/95 at Seattle...He was the only pitcher in the league with 11 or more wins at the break who was not named to the American League All-Star Team...On 7/6 at Detroit he allowed a club record 11 earned runs in 4.1 innings...It was the first time in his career that he reached double figures in runs allowed...For the second straight year he led the A.L. in Ground Ball to Fly Ball Ratio (2.88)...74.2% of the balls his off of him were grounders, highest percentage in the league...He was second in the junior circuit with 33 GIDPs induced.1996He turned in 14 Quality Starts (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in his last 22 outings...He pitched 6.0 or more innings in 25 of his 34 starts and 7.0 or more frames 12 times...Continued his dominance in the final month of the season, going 4-1 with a no decision in September and a 3.19 ERA...On 4/22 at Cleveland he reached the 1,000 career innings pitched plateau...Finished the year T4th in the league with 6 complete games...Tossed three straight CG, 6/17-27...The game on the 17th was a six-inning tie game against Texas...Scott continued his career-long pattern of being a ground ball pitcher...He led the A.L. with 1.5 GIDP induced per 9 IP...In addition, his 2.76 Ground Ball to Fly Ball Ratio was the best in the league...Erickson threw only 3.50 pitches per batter in 1996, second lowest in the league behind only Cleveland's Hershiser (3.36).1995vBegan the season with the Minnesota Twins before being acquired by the Orioles in a 7/7 trade...Finished the season T2nd in the league with seven complete games and T3rd with two shutouts...All seven complete games and both shutouts came with the Orioles...Furthermore, his run support of 6.78 runs per nine innings pitched was the third best in the league...Erickson induced 1.2 GIDPs per nine innings pitched, the third best ratio in the AL...He averaged 3.58 pitches per batter, the fifth fewest in the league...On 8/21 at Seattle, Erickson made his first relief appearance since 1990 as he allowed one earned run on two hits in one inning of work...Ended the year strongly, winning his last five decisions...In September he made five starts and was 4-0 with four complete games and a 1.47 ERA...Tossed a pair of three-hit shutouts...The first came on 9/5, the night Ripken tied Gehrig's consecutive games played streak...On that night, Scott blanked the Angels 8-0 at Oriole Park...The other was in his last start of the year, 9/27 at Toronto, defeating the Jays 7-0.1994On April 27, 1994, Scott became the third Twins hurler to pitch a nine-inning no-hitter and just the second (Jack Kralick 8/26/62) to throw a scoreless nine-inning game with no hits (Dean Chance no-hit the Indians on 8/25/67 but won 2-1), when he beat Milwaukee 6-0 in Minnesota. He faced 31 batters retiring 15 on ground balls (1 GIDP), five on fly balls, five on strikeouts and one on a lineout, including four walks and one hit batter. He threw 129 pitches, 71 for strikes. It was the second of three no-hitters during the '94 season: Kent Mercker no-hit the Dodgers on April 8 while with Atlanta and Texas' Kenny Rogers tossed a perfect game vs California on July 28. It was the first no-hitter in the 13-year history of the Metrodome and just the second time a pitcher carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning in the Metrodome (Baltimore's Eric Bell went eight innings plus a batter in the 9th on 5/5/87). It was the 11th no-hitter in a domed stadium and just the fourth indoor no-hitter in the AL (two at Seattle Kingdome and one at Toronto Skydome)...Tossed first career no-hitter, 4/27 against the Brewers...American League "Player of the Week" for 4/25-5/1...Second CG of the year came on 5/8 at Texas...Won consecutive games for the first time since 9/13-18/92 (span of 44 starts), 5/8 & 5/14...Recorded career-high 10 strikeouts on 5/14 against the Orioles...Was on the disabled list 5/15-31 with strained right oblique muscles...Pitched 6+ innings in 15 of 23 starts with eight quality starts...Tied for league lead in hit batsmen (9), T3rd in losses, tied for T5th in wild pitches (10), was 8th in hits allowed.1993Was on disabled list 4/3-18 with strained left oblique muscles...Pitched Twins first complete game of the season, snapping major league record of 103 consecutive starts without one, but was a 5-4 loser on 8/4 vs the Red Sox...Pitched 6+ innings in 25 of 34 starts and had 12 Quality Starts...Led the league in losses while recording the second most losses in franchise history (Pedro Ramos lost 20 in 1961)...Allowed most hits and runs in majors...T5th in the league with 10 hit batsmen and T6th in games started.1992Made first Opening Day start and received a no-decision 4/6 at Milwaukee...Won six of eight decisions, 5/3-6/28...Pitched a one-hitter, 7/24 at Boston, allowing just a second inning single to Brunansky...Tossed fifth career shutout on 8/2 vs Milwaukee...Allowed just four singles in sixth career shutout, 8/23 vs Toronto...Pitched 6+ innings in 21 of 32 starts...Paced the Twins in shutouts and hit batsmen (8).1991In his finest season, Scott was runner-up to Roger Clemens in the AL Cy Young Award balloting, notching three of seven first place votes that did not go to Clemens and receiving 56 points (Clemens-119)...Lost first two starts of the season as Twins were blanked at Oakland on 4/11 and again on 4/16 atSeattle...Won first of a career-best 12 straight, 4/21 at Calfornia...Tossed first big league shutout 4/26 against the Mariners...Second straight shutout came in the form of a two-hitter, 5/1 vs Boston...Pitched 8.1 scoreless innings on 5/7 before a Brunansky homer snapped his scoreless innings streak at 30.1 (tied Frank Viola club record set in '88)...Beat Texas 3-0 on 5/28, snapping the Rangers 14-game winning streak...Was American League "Pitcher of the Month" for May, posting a 5-0 record with a 1.36 ERA...Won major league high 12th consecutive game, pitching fourth complete game (2-hitter) and third shutout of the season, 6/24 at New York...Was on disabled list 6/30-7/15 with a strained right elbow...Tied for most wins in majors and was 2nd in the league in winning percentage (.714) and T2nd with three shutouts...Left Game 6 of the World Series with a 3-2 lead in the seventh inning but received a no decision in the Twins 4-3, 11-inning win...Rated second best pitcher in the league behind Roger Clemens and pitcher with the second best slider in a mid-season poll by Baseball America...Voted Best pitching prospect in the American League by Baseball Digest and a Toronto Star managers poll.1990Twins Minor League "Player of the Week" for 6/10-16...Twins Minor League "Pitcher of the Month" for June, going 3-0 with a 1.88 ERA...At Orlando he led league's starting pitchers in fewest baserunners per game (9.27) and was 2nd in batting average against (.205)...Named league's Best Pitching Prospect in manager's poll and was the right-handed pitcher on the All-Star Team...Contract purchased by Minnesota on 6/21...Made major league debut on 6/25 vs Texas and won a 9-1 decision...First complete game came on 9/8 vs Cleveland...Won five of last six starts...Was 5-0 with a 1.35 ERA in September.1989Recorded 11 strikeouts in professional debut, 6/30 vs Bakersfield...Worked eight shutout innings in each of his first two starts in the California League...Was Twins Minor League "Player of the Week" for 7/3-9.