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Scott Sullivan MLB Career Stats

558 40-28 3.98 737.1 622 1.29

Scott Sullivan Bio

  • Full Name: William Scott Sullivan
  • Born: 3/13/1971 in Carrollton, AL
  • Draft: 1993, Cincinnati Reds, 2nd rd. (62nd overall)
  • College: Auburn
  • Debut: 5/6/1995
  • Last Game: 8/25/2004
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MLB Career Stats 40 28 3.98 558 0 9 737.1 622 1.29


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Scott Sullivan Stats

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Scott Sullivan Advanced Stats

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Scott Sullivan Awards

Reds Johnny Vander Meer Award

Year Team League
2001 Cincinnati NL

Scott Sullivan Leaderboards


Season G Rank
1998 67 21st in NL
1999 79 3rd in NL
2000 79 2nd in NL
2001 79 7th in NL
2002 71 20th in NL


Season HLD Rank
1999 13 18th in NL
2000 22 2nd in NL
2001 20 6th in NL
2002 17 14th in NL

William Scott Sullivan Bio Info

Full name is William Scott Sullivan...he and his wife, Leann, have a son, William Seth, and a daughter, Lauren Scott...Graduated from Pickens Academy (Carrollton, Ala.) in 1989, where he played baseball, basketball and football...attended Marion Military Institute in Marion, Ala...Graduated with a business degree from Auburn University in 1993, where as a senior he had 81 strikeouts in 60.1 innings...Conducted a 2-day clinic for 200 kids in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean in January, 2002...Was awarded the 2001 Reds Player of the Year Award...Rented the Champions Room at Cinergy Field and hosted 50 volunteers from Children's Hospital and their families on Aug. 30, 2002. 2004 Went 3-4 with a 4.77 ERA (60.1 IP, 73 H, 32 ER) in 49 relief appearances for KC...his 60.1 innings pitched were his fewest since 1996 with Cincinnati (8.0)...Started the season with a 3-game winning streak, going 3-0 with a 3.72 ERA (19.1 IP, 21 H, 8 ER) in his 1st 16 games...Compiled a 3.38 ERA (34.2 IP, 36 H, 13 ER) and a 2-1 record at Kauffman Stadium, compared to a 6.66 ERA (25.2 IP, 37 H, 19 ER) and a 1-3 record on the road...Had a combined 2.45 ERA (29.1 IP, 27 H, 8 ER) in May and June, but had a 7.36 ERA in his fi nal 19 games of the year (22.0 IP, 34 H, 18 ER)...Had a 9-game winning streak, dating back to 2002, snapped on May 22 at Oakland (0.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER)...his last loss had come on Sept. 15, 2002 vs. the Cubs as a member of the Reds...Tossed 2.1 scoreless innings on May 30 vs. Minnesota...struck out the 1st 5 batters faced, marking the 1st time in his career he struck out 5 consecutive batters...Ended the season by losing his last 4 decisions...Was placed on the 15-day D.L. on Aug. 29 with a strained back and missed the remainder of the season. 2003 Posted a 3.77 ERA (6 ER/14.1 IP) with two holds in 15 games with the White Sox after being acquired from the Cincinnati Reds on 8/21 for a player to be named later (INF Tim Hummel) ... was 6-0 with a 3.62 ERA (20 ER/49.2 IP) and 43 strikeouts in 50 relief outings with the Reds ... posted an overall 0.33 ERA (1 ER/27.2 IP) on the road and 6.19 ERA (25 ER/36.1 IP) at home ... only run allowed on road came on 5/16 at Milwaukee, a grand slam by Wes Helms ... 49 of his 65 appearances were scoreless ... opponents batted .205 (48-234) overall, right-handers hit .187 and lefties .238 ... averaged 7.9 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (56 SO/ 64.0 IP) and 6.8 hits (48 H) ... opponents hit .224 prior to the break and .156 after ... first batters were 13-57 (.228) with two home runs ... allowed 32.6 (15-46) percent of inherited runners to score, 37.5 (6-16) percent with Sox ... limited the opposition to a .000 average on turf, .156 on the road, .194 during the day, .210 at night and .221 on grass ... went 1.0 IP or more 33 times and 2.0 IP seven times ... recorded a 1.00 ERA (6 ER/54.0 IP) when going more than 1.0 IP compared to an 18.00 ERA (20 ER/10.0 IP) in 0.2 IP or less ... did not allow a run in four road appearances (5.1 IP) with the White Sox, compared to a 6.00 ERA (6 ER/9.0 IP) at home ... opponents hit .179 (14-78) with runners in scoring position and .140 (12-86) in clutch situations ... posted a combined 4.94 ERA (13 ER/23.2 IP) in May/June compared to an 0.57 ERA (1 ER/15.2 IP) in July/August ... compiled a 2.65 ERA (11 ER/37.1 IP) in 40 games from 5/26-9/24, including a 0.40 ERA (1 ER/22.2 IP) in 22 appearances from 6/16-8/30 ... recorded hold in Sox debut on 8/22 vs. Texas, throwing 2.0 scoreless IP with three strikeouts ... allowed four runs in 0.2 IP over a three-game span from 9/3-7 ... threw 7.0 scoreless IP with two walks from 9/9-22, retiring 20 of 22 batters faced.

Major League Highlights
Is the only pitcher in history to lead the major leagues in relief IP for four straight seasons (1998-2001) ... from 1997-2003, leads major-league relievers with 665.1 IP ... Shigetoshi Hasegawa is a distant second with 549.1 IP ... his 499 appearances during that span are fourth in baseball ... his 73 holds from 2000-03 are the ninth-highest total in baseball ... threw more than 100.0 IP each season from 1998-2001 and appeared in 79 games in three straight seasons from 1999-2001 ... has limited right-handers to a .222 (335-1,509) average and first-batters to a .181 (83-458) mark ... has made 66 appearances since his last loss on 9/17/02. 2002 Became the first pitcher ever to lead the Reds in apps for 5 consecutive seasons ... went 6-5-1, 6.06 and led the club with 71g despite his first Major League appearance on the disabled list ... from 8/15-8/24 was on the DL with tendinitis in his right shoulder ... fell short in his bid to lead the ML in relief innings pitched for a record fifth consecutive season ... with 78.2 relief IP ranked 23rd in the majors and second on the staff (Danny Graves, 79.2) ... when he went on the DL ranked third in the majors in relief innings pitched ... with 6 victories fell 1 shy of his career high (7w, 2001) and twice was the victim of blown saves ... went 6-3, 5.17 in 61 apps before he went on the DL, including a 12.79era (6.1ip, 9er) in his last 5 apps prior to the disabling ... in his 10 apps after he came off the disabled list on 8/25 posted a 14.73era (7.1ip, 12er) ... late in the season was bothered by back spasms and didn't pitch after 9/17 ... in May was bothered by a bruised right elbow, suffered on 5/13 at Mil when he was hit by Richie Sexson's 1-hop comebacker, but did not go on the DL ... went 3-0, 2.10 in 24 apps prior to that elbow injury and 3-5, 7.98 in 47 apps after that injury ... in his first 2 apps after he was hit on the elbow allowed 7er in 2.2ip, including a career-high 5 runs on 5/19 at StL ... on 5/21 received a cortisone shot and didn't pitch again until 5/28 ... didn't allow an earned run until his 11th appearance of the season (11.1ip) ... on 5/28 at Fla made the 400th appearance of his career, all in relief ... on 7/13 at Hou recorded the 500th strikeout of his career (PH Orlando Merced) ... converted 1-3 save opps ... recorded his only save of the season in the 6-4 win on 7/6 vs Mil ... suffered his 2 blown saves on 4/26 vs SF and 6/12 at Tex ... retired the first batter 52-71 times (73%) ... stranded 38-47 inherited baserunners. 2001 For the Reds went 7-1, 3.31 in a team-high 79g ... led the majors with 103.1 relief IP ... led the club with 8hbp ... ranked T7th in the National League in apps ... posted a 7.30era in April (12g), when he was bothered by a sore back, and a 2.77era in his last 67 apps of the season ... in 27g from 6/12-8/7 posted a 1.80era, dropping overall ERA from 4.06 to 2.97 ... after an 0-1 start won his last 7 decisions, the longest winning streak of his career and the longest by a Reds pitcher in 2001, and twice during that streak was the victim of blown saves ... suffered his only defeat in the 6-5 loss vs Pit on 4/4 in his second appearance of the season ... on 4/13 at Mets made his 300th career appearance ... on 6/20 missed a game with an irregular heartbeat but pitched without incident the next 2 nights (2.1ip, 0r) ... in the eighth inning on 9/21 at Mil struck out Geoff Jenkins ... was the Brewers' 1,269th strikeout of the season, establishing a new Major League record ... retired the first batter 62-79 times (78%) ... stranded 32-42 (76%) inherited baserunners ... went 0-for-3 in save opps. 2000 For the Reds went 3-6, 3.47 with 3 saves in a team-high 79g ... led the majors with 106.1 relief IP ... ranked second in the NL in apps (Mtl's Kline, 83g) ... tied for the club lead with 9hbp, tying his career high (1998) ... tied his career high with 96 strikeouts ... beginning 6/25 posted a 2.20era in his last 44 apps of the season, dropping ERA from a season-high 5.20 and including a 37-game stretch from 6/25-9/11 during which he posted a 1.98era ... from 7/29-7/31 served a 3-game suspension for his participation in a bench-clearing incident on 7/15 at Col ... in that game, he was ejected in the seventh inning after hitting Brian Hunter with his first pitch ... in the top half of that inning, Reds CF Ken Griffey Jr. was hit by a pitch for the second time in 3 days ... twice allowed 4er in an outing (0.2ip on 4/14 at LA, 2.0ip on 6/ 12 at SF) ... his overall ERA without those 2 apps drops to 2.86 ... twice was the victim of blown saves ... converted 3-6 save opps ... shut out opponents in 66-79 apps ... retired the first batter 56-79 times (71%), including a season-high stretch of 10 straight from 8/18-9/8 ... stranded 37-50 inherited baserunners (74%) ... at the plate had a pair of hits, a single off Scott Eldred on 5/2 at Phi and an infield single off Wayne Gomes on 8/21 vs Phi ... were the second and third hits of his career, his first since 5/20/98 at Mets off Turk Wendell ... on 4/21 vs LA allowed just 2 hits in a season- high 4.0ip, tying his career high ... on 9/27 at Mil threw the pitching staff's 94th wild pitch of the season, tying the Major League record held by the 1986 Rangers. 1999 Threw a career-high 113.2ip, the most by any Major League reliever and the most by a Reds reliever since RHP Ron Robinson in 1986 (116.2ip) ... in addition to IP also established career highs with 3 saves and 79 apps ... ranked third in the NL in apps ... for the third consecutive season produced a career-high 5 victories, but twice was the victim of blown saves ... held first batters to a .136ba, lowest among all NL relievers and the fourth-best mark among all Major League relievers ... RH batters hit .202, eighth-lowest among all ML pitchers ... along with RHP Danny Graves (111ip) was part of the first Reds duo with at least 100 innings each in relief since 1987 (Rob Murphy 100.2ip, Frank Williams 105.2ip) ... in the 1990s was 1 of only 3 Reds relievers to throw 100 innings in a season, joining Graves (111ip, 1999) and RHP Jeff Shaw (104.2ip, 1994) ... was the only Reds pitcher to do it twice ... on 4/27 dropped his ERA to 2.64, and it remained below 3.00 until his last appearance of the season, on 10/2 at Mil ... in that 10-inning, 4-3 walkoff loss vs the Brewers allowed 1 ER in 1.0 inning, which pushed overall ERA from 2.96 to his season-ending 3.01 ... posted a 1.42era in his first 26g through 6/6, including a 1.27era in May (14g) ... had a 2.78era through 71 apps on 9/16, then beginning 9/19 posted a 5.40era in his last 8g of the season ... converted 3-5 save opps ... recorded his 3 saves on 6/2 at Mets (8-7 win), 8/6 at Mil (9-2 win) and 9/5 at Phi (9-7 win) ... in that win on 8/6 at Mil, retired all 12 Brewers batters to match his career high for innings pitched (4ip) ... on 7/2 vs Ari allowed an inside-the-park HR to Carl Everett ... on 9/26 vs StL allowed Mark McGwire's 60th HR of the season, which also was McGwire's 400th HR of the decade ... retired the first batter 58-79 times ... stranded 34-50 inherited baserunners ... while on the mound, opposing baserunners were caught stealing 9 times in 14 attempts (64%), best percentage among Reds pitchers. 1998 Led all Major League relievers with 102ip ... ranked T4th among NL relievers with 86 strikeouts ... led NL relievers with 9hbp and ranked third with 14hr allowed, both career highs ... led the club with a career-high 67 relief apps ... for the second consecutive season had a career-high 5 victories, but 3 times was a victim of blown saves ... converted 1-4 save opportunities ... earned his only save in the 18-7 victory on 4/10 at Col (3ip) ... on 6/27 at Det recorded a career-high 8 strikeouts and tied his career high by throwing 4ip ... in that outing twice struck out the side, and the 8 strikeouts were the most by an NL reliever in a game all season ... also had a 7-strikeout game, on 5/16 vs Cubs (3.2ip) ... threw at least 2.0 innings in 26 apps, including 5 straight apps from 5/ 12-5/24, and threw at least 3.0 innings in 10g ... retired the first batter 52-67 times (78%), the best percentage on the club ... stranded 24-36 inherited baserunners ... 7 times entered games with at least 2 inherited runners and stranded them all ... on 5/20 at NYM recorded his first Major League hit (off Turk Wendell). 1997 With 96 strikeouts ranked fifth among National League rookie pitchers and led all Major League rookie relievers ... led Major League rookie relievers and ranked second among NL relievers overall with 97.1ip ... ranked T3rd among NL rookies with 59 apps ... beginning 9/5 finished the season with a 4-game winning streak ... joined the Reds on the second day of the season, when Jeff Brantley went on the disabled list ... appeared on 4/3 vs Col and the next day was optioned to Class AAA Indianapolis, when Scott Service was claimed off waivers ... at Indy was 3-1, 1.30 with 2 saves in 19 games when he was recalled again on 5/17 ... spent the rest of the season in the majors ... when promoted led the American Association in apps and was a third of an inning short of qualifying for the league lead in ERA ... prior to his 5/17 promotion posted 0.48era in his last 13g for the Indians ... had a 7.94era at Cin in his first 4 apps through 5/21, but in his next 40g from 5/25-8/19 posted a 1.77era to drop overall ERA to 2.26 ... in 13 apps recorded at least 3 strikeouts ... on 6/7 vs Mets earned his first Major League victory, a 10-5 Reds win (3.2ip, 1er) ... on 7/2 vs Mil earned his first Major League save in the 7-4 victory ... on 8/20 vs Col allowed Ellis Burks' 200th career HR ... retired the first batter 44-59 times (75%) and stranded 23-39 inherited baserunners (59%). 1996 Was promoted on 9/3 after posting a 1.13 ERA over his last 18g at Indianapolis ... would have led the American Association in ERA but fell 6.1ip shy of qualifying ... made his Reds debut on 9/6/g2 vs SF and pitched 2.0 scoreless innings in relief while recording his first Major League RBI. 1995 Season ended in mid-August with a broken left hand ... began the season at Indy, was promoted on 5/5 and made his Major League debut on 5/6 vs Mets (1.1ip, 2h, 1er) ... made another appearance on 5/13 at Atl (1ip) before he returned to Indy on 5/14 ... on 6/20 was recalled a second time and that day pitched vs Atl ... was optioned back to Indy on 6/22 and remained there until the hand injury.