Scott Spiezio #23

  • 1B
  • B/T: S/R
  • 6' 2"/215

Scott Spiezio MLB Career Stats

.255 119 549 33 .747

Scott Spiezio Bio

  • Full Name: Scott Edward Spiezio
  • Born: 9/21/1972 in Joliet, IL
  • Draft: 1993, Oakland Athletics, 6th rd. (181st overall)
  • College: Illinois
  • Debut: September 14, 1996
  • Ret., Final Game: 9/30/2007
  • Relationship(s): son of Ed Spiezio
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MLB Career Stats 3899 517 996 119 549 33 .255 .329 .747


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Scott Spiezio Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2002 Anaheim AL
2006 St. Louis NL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/18/2003 Anaheim AL

Scott Spiezio Leaderboards

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2002 .371 16th in AL


Season 2B Rank
2002 34 23rd in AL
2003 36 19th in AL


Season 3B Rank
1997 4 22nd in AL
2003 7 10th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2002 153 22nd in AL
2003 158 14th in AL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2002 7 16th in AL

Scott Edward Spiezio Bio Info

Graduated from Morris High (Ill.) in 1990 where he was league MVP and All-State selection...majored in finance at the University of Illinois...named All-Big 10 in 1992 and 1993...took part in Major League Dads Campaign in 2001...2002 off-season, made acting debut in episode of "She Spies"...also read Top 10 List for David Letterman Show and appeared on Jay Leno's The Tonight Show...formerly sang in a garage band, SandFrog...also performed on Best Damn Sports Show (11/1/02) with an All-Star Band comprised of musicians from Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie and Alice in Chains...his "Scott Spot" chin hairs became signature mark for Cardinals fans during 2006 postseason run...father, Ed, played nine season in Major Leagues (1964-72) with St. Louis, San Diego and Chicago White Sox...resides in Morris, Ill., with wife, Jenn...Scott has three children Tyler, Cody and Tessa. 2006 Popular veteran bounced back from injury and provided clutch performance and versatility...Batted .271 (60-for-221) in 61 starts. Played five different positions for the Redbirds: 1B, 2B, 3B, SS and LF...In last 15 starts was 16-for-53 (.302) with 14 runs, 5 doubles, 4 HR and 11 RBI. Had 19 RBI in his last 34 games...35 of 51 RBI (69%) came with two outs and he ranked 3rd on team in two-out RBI...Clutch pinch-hit, bases loaded triple with two outs in the 8th gave the Cards a 3-2 win on 9/30 vs. MIL. It was the only pinch-hit bases loaded triple in MLB in '06 and the first for STL since 4/29/04 vs. PHI (R. Sanders)...Had a two-out, 2-run triple to give Cards a brief 4-2 lead in 5th inning on 9/22 at HOU. It was his 3rd triple...Hit a pair of HR's 9/7 at ARI & had 3 RBI. Hit 3-run HR off RF foul pole 9/6 at WSH...Was bright spot on Sept. 4-10 roadtrip, batting .353 (6-17) during the seven-game trip to WSH & ARI, blasting four HR's...Had 7-game hit streak (.364 BA) 8/5-11. Delivered key PH-RBI single in 9th inning on 8/20 at CHI...HRed in 3 of 7 games during Aug. 7-13 road trip. Combined to go 3-for-4 with two HRs off bench in Reds series 8/7-10...Was 2-for-2 off the bench 8/7 at CIN with 2-run HR, his 6th HR & first in 47 ABs...Homer off B. Lidge in the 9th on 7/8 at HOU led to a two-run 9th for Cards to tie the game...Had an 8-game hit streak end on 5/27 at SD - his longest streak since 4/20-28/2004...Matched career high with three runs 5/23 at SF. Went 3-for-4 with RBI on 5/19 at KC...Collected his 3rd career pinch-hit HR on 4/15 vs. CIN -- it was his first hit as a Cardinal. He and his father, Ed , are the only father-son tandem to homer as Cardinals...Signed a two year contract extension with a club option for 2009 on November 16...Continued to provide clutch hitting in the postseason, batting .571 (4-for-7) with runners in scoring position...his 6 postseason RBI tied Pujols for third on the team...tripled for 2nd-straight game, driving in two runs in the 1st inning of NLCS Game 3, plating the GWing runs...became just the third player since 1950 to collect RBI-triples in back-to-back postseason games: George Brett in the 1977 ALCS and Devon White in 1993 World Series...started at 3rd base in LCS Game 2 at NY and had clutch 2-RBI triple to tie the game at 6-6 in the 7th inning...he also had a double that game...made his first start of the playoffs in DS Game 4 vs. SD and had an RBI single and scored...four of his six postseason starts came in the NLCS. 2005 In his second year with Seattle, appeared in 29 games...Played in just eight games before going on the disabled list on 4/19 with a back/left oblique strain...Was sent to Triple-A Tacoma on a rehab assignment 6/2 where he played in 14 games during the month of June and hit safely in all but two games...Defensively at Tacoma played eight games at third-base, two at first base, one in left field and was the DH in three games...Went 3-for-4 at Portland on 6/4 and 4-for-5 at Salt Lake on 6/26...While on injury rehab continued to experience difficulties due to his back strain and was returned to Seattle but was not reinstated...Took part in second rehab assignment to Tacoma from 6/23 to 7/1...Was reinstated from the DL on 7/1...During his second stint with the Mariners had just two hits in 21 games, one a pinch-hit home run on 7/20 at TOR...With Seattle appeared in six games at third base, four at first base and one at second, committed no errors in 35 total chances...Released from Seattle on 8/19. 2004 Struggled to worst offensive season of big league career in first year in Seattle...nine of his 10 homers came batting left-handed...Played 66 games at third base (starting 65) and 42 games at 1B (30 GS)...On 15-day DL with strained back April 3 (retroactive to March 28)-April 17; on rehabilitation assignment with A Inland Empire April 15-16 (0x5 in two games)...Was 2x4 with a double and two runs scored in first game of season, April 17 vs. Texas...Hit .333 (17x51) in April, but just .196 (62x316) the rest of the season...Collected first homer as a Mariner April 18 vs. Texas...Hit in season-high eight consecutive games, April 20-28 (12x33/.364)...Homer #9 July 6 at Toronto, his 100th career home run...Went 32 games after homer #9 before hitting HR #10 (Aug. 27 vs. KC)...Season-high 4 RBI Sept. 21 at Anaheim; was only multi-RBI game after ASB. 2003 Set career-highs in games played, doubles, triples and RBI...13 of his 16 HRs came batting left-handed.Named AL Player of the Week for May 12-18; Batted .476 (10/21) with four runs scored, four doubles, a triple, two home runs, seven RBI...Reached base safely in nine straight plate appearances May 13-15 (5 H, 3 BB, 1 HB)...Equaled career-high four hits, May 14 at New York...finished contest with career-tying two home runs (6th time) and career-high five RBI...second HR was fourth career grand slam (off Juan Acevedo; 9th inn.)...Made 16th career start in outfield (3rd in 2003, all in RF), May 24 vs. Tampa Bay...Hit in season-high 11 consecutive games, July 5-21...Best month came in August (.297, 33/111, 4 HR, 25 RBI)...Hit second grand slam of season (fifth of career), Sept. 1 at Minnesota (Kenny Rogers)...Started 32 of last 57 games at third base in place of injured Troy Glaus...Hit .289 (120x415) over final 123 games after batting .191 over first 38 games. 2002 Ended 2002 hitting safely in season-high nine consecutive games...Was one of only 13 big-leaguers to drive in at least 80 runs while collecting more walks (67) than strikeouts (52)...Posted 12th HR of season, Sept. 26 at Texas, his sixth right-handed HR of '02 (totaled two such HRs over previous two seasons)...Hit .368 (56/152) vs. left-handers, 2nd best in AL...Batted .336 (46/137) with RISP...Two-out RBI single in 9th inn., Sept. 12 vs. Oakland, was game-winner (10th walk-off hit by Angels in '02)...One of five Angels with at least 30 doubles, posting career-best 34 doubles...Tied career-high four RBI, Sept. 1 vs. Baltimore (9th time in career, 2nd in 2002)...82 RBI surpassed career-high (65) set in 1997 as member of Oakland A's...Hit .325 (55/169) after sixth inning...HR in 11th inning, Aug. 21 at New York, proved to be game-winner...Posted first right-handed HR of season in 8th inning, July 20 vs. Seattle, proving to be game-winner...Marked first right-handed HR in exactly two years (July 20, 2000 vs. Texas)...Missed first five games of '02 serving suspension for involvement in March 9 brawl with Padres...Appeared at 3B, 1B, 2B, RF and LF...Ended 2002 post-season with 19 RBI, tying the all-time post-season record set by Cleveland's Sandy Alomar in 1997...Also tied Marty Barrett's (1986) highest BA with runners in scoring position mark for a post-season (.688)...Was 11-for-16 with runners in scoring position...Posted four, 3-RBI efforts during '02 playoffs... Started Angels Game 6 comeback with three-run HR to right-field after an eight-pitch at-bat with one out in the 7th inning off the Giants' Felix Rodriguez...Spiezio's bat from his 3-run home run in Game 6, when the Angels came back from the largest deficit ever in a potential Series-deciding game, was sent to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown...Posted eight RBI in World Series...Tallied three RBI in Game 3 at Pac Bell, including a two-run triple...Became 11th player to play in the World Series following a father who played for a WS champion (his father played for 1964 and '67 titlists with St. Louis)...Posted two HR in ALCS, including a solo shot in Game 5...Along with Adam Kennedy, marked the first time in post-season history two players collected two hits in an inning (7th inn. of Game 5 of ALCS)...He and Kennedy drove in 10 of Angels' 26 runs in AL in Angels 9-6 win...Collected three hits and three RBI in Game 2, including solo home run off Andy Pettitte (2nd inn.)...All told, hit .327 (18/55) with 10 runs, four doubles three HR and 19 RBI in '02 post-season. 2001 Completed ninth professional season and second with Anaheim...Batted .271 (124/457) with 57 runs scored, 29 doubles, four triples, 13 home runs and 54 RBI in 139 games...Marked second full season in major leagues...Set career highs in average, doubles, triples (tied, 1997), hit by pitch (5) and sacrifice flies (tied, 1997 & 2000)...Hit safely in 85 contests, including 32 multi-hit games...Posted first four-hit game of career, Aug. 2 at Boston (4/5)...Also had four 3-hit contests and 26 with 2-hits...Angels were 23-10 when he collected two hits or more...Longest hitting streak was seven games twice (July 8-18, Aug. 29-Sept. 5)...Registered RBI in 37 games, including 13 multi-RBI contests...Owned four 3-RBI and nine 2-RBI games...Collected 16 clutch RBI, including 12 to give Angels lead...Tallied two multi-homer games, July 8 at Colorado (2/4, 2 HR, 3 RBI) and July 28 vs. Baltimore (3/4, 2 HR, 2 RBI) for fourth time in career...All 13 homers this season came batting left-handed...Six of 13 home runs came in July...Collected pinch-hit game-winning single in 12th inning to give Angels 5-4 victory, May 31 vs. Minnesota...Posted 500th career hit, Oct. 6 vs. Oakland (single)...Played in 500th career major league game, April 28 at Toronto...Scored 200th career run, April 7 at Oakland...Batted .296 (80/270) after All-Star Break, including .327 (34/104) in August, as opposed to .235 (44/187) in first halfb&Hit safely in 35 of final 48 games...Average included .282 (98/348) vs. right-handers, .286 (64/224) at Edison Field, .299 (80/268) with nine home runs with bases empty, .364 (43/118) with bases empty and no outs and .400 (4/10) with bases loaded...Started at five different positions this season: first base, third base, left field, right field and designated hitter...Had just two errors in 133 games played at four different positions (all but DH)...Tied club record for highest fielding percentage (.999) at first base...Committed just one error in 894 chances at first base, starting 88 of 105 games and taking part in 64 double plays...Owned .917 fielding percentage (1/12) in 10 games (four starts) at third base...Compiled 1.000 fielding percentage with 19 putouts in 18 games (nine starts) in outfield. 2000 Completed eighth professional season and first with Angels ... Batted .242 (72/297) with 47 runs scored, 11 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs and 49 RBI in 123 games ... Marked first full season in major leagues ... Set career highs in home runs ... Led club in pinch-hit at-bats (28), hits (8), home runs (2) and RBI (8) ... Connected for pinch-hit, game-winning three-run HR in ninth inning, July 31 vs. Detroit ... Was first PH home run of career and second career walkoff HR ... Collected first career walk-off home run off Francisco Cordero, May 14 vs. Texas ... Connected home runs in back-to-back games for first time of career, April 8-9 ... Also accomplished feat July 31-Aug. 1 ... Collected second and third multiple-home run games of career, April 24 vs. Detroit and Sept. 18 at Oakland ... Hit safely in season-best seven-straight games, May 14-23 (.308; 8/26) ... Was on back end (June 24 vs. Minnesota) of three consecutive home runs hit in an inning ... Marked fifth time feat has been accomplished in club history ... Equalled career-best three hits, April 16 at Chicago, June 14 at Tampa Bay and July 19 vs. Texas ... Matched career-high four RBI, Sept. 3 at Chicago ... Hit safely in 53 games, including 16 multiple-hit efforts (three 3-hit) ... Posted 34 games with RBI, including 10 multiple-RBI contests (three 3-RBI and one 4-RBI) ... Totaled 17 clutch RBI, including nine which put Angels in lead ... Batted .250 (14/56) with two home runs and six RBI right-handed and .241 (58/241) with 15 home runs and 43 RBI left-handed ... Average was .245 (38/155, 10 HR) at home, .239 (34/142, 7 HR) on road, .257 with none on, .222 with runners on, .244 with RISP, .274 in close and late situations, .288 when putting first pitch in play and .172 with two strikes in count ... Best month was July, batting .277 with three HR and 11 RBI ... Batted .224 (36/161) with six home runs and 16 RBI as designated hitter ... Posted .300-or-better average against five opponents, including .381 (8/21) mark with five home runs and nine RBI against Detroit. ... Average was .239 (47/197; 8 HR, 25 RBI) at All-Star break and .250 (25/100; 9 HR, 24 RBI) after ... Posted .993 (1/146) fielding percentage in 29 games (15 starts) at first base, .000 (0/0) in two games at second base, .929 (2/28) in 15 games (seven starts) at third base and 1.000 (0/14) in 10 games (four starts) in outfield ... Made fourth career appearance and first start in outfield (LF), Sept. 3 at Chicago ... First major league outfield appearance came July 22 at Oakland. 1999 Began seventh professional season and third on Oakland's opening day roster ... Started 18 of A's first 26 games at second base ... Hit in 12-straight games, April 7-25, batting .317 (13/41) with six runs scored, seven doubles, one home run and eight RBI ... Batted .128 (11/86) over next 33 games before option to triple-A Vancouver, June 18 ... Posted .390 mark (41/105) with six home runs and 27 RBI in 28 games with Canadians ... Hit in 15 straight games, June 30-July 16, batting .424 (25/59) with six home runs and 20 RBI ... Recalled by Oakland, July 26, and connected for home run in first at-bat at Minnesota ... Hit safely in each of 14 starts after recall (.345, 20/58) and .309 (21/68) overall in 23-game span ... Best game of season came Aug. 17 at Boston ... Finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored, one home run and three RBI ... Posted 11 multi-hit efforts on season (three 3-hit, eight 2-hit) and 10 multi-RBI games (two 3-RBI, eight 2-RBI) ... Made major league debut at first base, Aug. 2 vs. Baltimore, and finished campaign with five starts at position ... For season, made 32 starts at second base, 21 at third base, five at first base and one as designated hitter ... Notched eight-game hit streak, Sept. 2-14, batting .467 (14/30) with two home runs and six RBI to boost average to .250 clip ... Batted .300 (36/120) with six of eight home runs after All-Star Break ... Hit .229 (16/70) with one home run vs. left-handers and .249 (44/177) with seven home runs vs. right-handers. 1998 Made second consecutive Opening Day start at second base for Oakland ... Finished season with .259 batting average (105/406) with nine home runs, and 50 RBI ... Hit two grand slams, April 4 vs. New York and May 18 at Chicago, and has three in career ... Posted career and A's season-high 18-game hitting streak (May 21-June 10) ... Streak was longest ever by A's second baseman and A's switch-hitter and tied for sixth-longest in Oakland history ... Tore cartilage in left knee scoring winning run in bottom of 10th vs. Seattle, June 14 ... Placed on disabled list, June 17, and had surgery next day ... Went 3-for-13 (.231) in five rehab games at triple-A Edmonton ... Activated from D.L., July 31 ... Collected first career two home run game, Aug. 18 vs. Toronto ... Home runs snapped 29-game, 105-at-bat homerless streak ... Equalled career-high with four 4-RBI games ... Hit four of nine home runs against Toronto ... Registered .975 fielding percentage which was fourth-lowest among A.L. second basemen. 1997 Began season as A's Opening Day starter at second base, despite playing just one game at position in professional career (1995 at double-A Huntsville) ... Was moved to second base in spring training following the release of Brent Gates, March 10, and started 18 of final 19 spring games ... Started 140 games for Oakland and led A.L. second basemen with .990 fielding percentage, committing eight errors in 702 total chances ... Only one other A's second baseman led league in fielding (Dick Green, 1969, .986) ... Also ranked second with 415 assists and 93 double plays ... Had errorless streaks of 21, 24 and 42 games and committed just two errors over final 66 games ... Hit .243 (131/538) with 14 home runs and 65 RBI ... Home runs total was two shy of franchise record for homers by second baseman (16, Jimmy Dykes in 1921 and Davey Lopes in 1983) ... Led A's in games played (147) and at-bats (538), tied for team lead in triples (4), ranked second in hits, doubles (28) and multi-hit games (32) and tied for second in stolen bases (9) ... Hit first career grand slam, April 23, becoming part of 58th father-son duo to have hit grand slams ... Father, Ed, hit his lone grand slam, Aug. 18, 1970 at Wrigley Field ... Placed on disabled list, June 8, with tendinitis in right hand ... Activated June 25 following rehab assignment at single-A Southern Oregon. 1996 Recalled to Oakland, Sept. 13, after spending season at triple-A Edmonton ... Made major league debut and first major league start at third base in second game of doubleheader, Sept. 14 ... Singled in first major league at-bat (off Chad Ogea) ... Posted .310 average (9/29) with two home runs and eight RBI in nine games ... Hit first major league home run, Sept. 22 at Seattle (off Rusty Meacham) ... Also homered Sept. 27 vs. Seattle (both were 3-run HRs).