Scott Williamson

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Scott Williamson MLB Career Stats

28-28 3.36 439.1 510 1.30

Scott Williamson Bio

  • Full Name: Scott Ryan Williamson
  • Born: 2/17/1976 in Fort Polk, LA
  • Draft: 1997, Cincinnati Reds, 9th rd. (278th overall)
  • College: Oklahoma State
  • Debut: April 5, 1999
  • Ret., Final Game: 6/29/2007
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MLB Career Stats 28 28 3.36 344 10 55 439.1 510 1.30


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Scott Williamson Awards

NL Rookie of the Year

Year Team League
1999 Cincinnati NL

NL All-Star

Year Team League
1999 Cincinnati NL

Scott Williamson Leaderboards


Season W Rank
1999 12 25th in NL


Season SV Rank
1999 19 15th in NL
2000 6 24th in NL
2002 8 18th in NL
2003 21 12th in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2000 75 24th in NL

Scott Williamson Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
July 9, 2009 New Orleans Zephyrs signed free agent Scott Williamson.
July 9, 2009 New Orleans Zephyrs sent RHP Scott Williamson on a rehab assignment to GCL Marlins.
June 30, 2009 Scott Williamson roster status changed by New Orleans Zephyrs.
April 26, 2009 Toledo Mud Hens released RHP Scott Williamson.

Scott Ryan Williamson Bio Info

He, his wife Lisa, son Scott Reece (7/25/03) and daughter Cambrie (3/1/05) reside in Guilford, IN during the off-season...Graduated from Friendswood High School in Texas in 1994 -- established a school record with 138 strikeouts in 84.0 innings as a senior...An All-Big 12 Conference selection as a junior at Oklahoma State University in 1997 after posting a 7-3 record, 5.74 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 18 outings. 2008 Attended major league camp with the San Francisco Giants after being signed as a minor league free agent on February 13, 2008, before he was released by the organization on March 5...Assigned to Triple A Richmond after being signed by the Atlanta Braves as a minor league free agent on April 22...Compiled a 3.24 ERA (8.1IP/3ER) and 13 strikeouts over his final seven outings with Richmond May 15-June 2...Released by the Braves organization on June 7...Signed by the Seattle Mariners as a minor league free agent on June 13 -- appeared in three games with Triple A Tacoma before being released on June 26. 2007 Signed to a one-year contract and went 1-0 with a 4.40 ERA in 16 games for the Orioles before he was designated for assignment in July...Pitched a scoreless 6th inning on April 14 vs. Kansas City and earned the win in the Orioles' comeback victory, his only decision of the season...Struck out his only batter faced on April 24 vs. Oakland, ending the 5th inning & stranding 3 inherited runners before leaving the game injured...Spent 19 days on the disabled list, April 24-May 12, with tightness in his right triceps tendon...Allowed a run in a season-high 2.0 innings on June 2 at Los Angeles, snapping a string of 8 straight scoreless appearances (7.1IP)...Allowed a season-high three earned runs in 0.2 innings at San Diego on June 19...Was designated for assignment on July 4...Cleared waivers and was given his outright release on July 12...Signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees and appeared in four games for AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre before being released on August 6. 2006 Began the season with the Chicago Cubs before being traded to San Diego in July...Combined to go 2-4 with a 5.72 ERA in 42 games...Was his most appearances and highest innings total in the last 3 seasons, despite spending 50 days in two stints on the disabled list...Gave up a run on a hit and 2 walks without retiring a batter in his first appearance of the season on April 3 at Cincinnati...Did not allow an earned run in his next 7 appearances, earning 2 wins in relief...Was 2-2 with a 3.10 ERA (20.1IP, 7ER) in 21 appearances through May 23...Allowed 3 runs in brief appearances June 2 and 3 at St. Louis before going on the 15-day disabled list on June 4 with right lateral epicondylitis...After a rehab stint with Class A Peoria, was activated on June 27...Made 8 appearances for the Cubs, allowing 6 runs in 7.0 IP, before being traded to the Padres on July 27 for minor league pitchers Fabian Jimenez and Joel Santo...Pitched 1.1 scoreless innings in his Padres debut on July 24, and allowed 3 runs in 6.0 IP in his first 8 outings following the trade...Yielded 3 runs in two of his last 3 outings, August 17 vs. San Francisco (1.2IP) and August 25 at Colorado (1.1IP) before going on the disabled list for the 2nd time during the season...Was diagnosed with bone chips in his right elbow and was on the DL from August 26 to September 22...Did not pitch after being activated...Was released by San Diego on October 11. 2005 Signed with the Chicago Cubs despite being sidelined until August after undergoing elbow reconstruction surgery following the 2004 season...Was not scored upon in 12 of his 17 appearances... Struck out 23 batters in 14.1 innings, a ratio of 14.4 strikeouts per 9.0 innings...Opened the year on the 60-day disabled list and was activated and made his Cubs debut on 8/5 in New York, working 1.0 scoreless inning...Had two rehab stints before being activated...Appeared in 4 games for Rookie-level Mesa and in 6 games for AAA Iowa...With Iowa, held batters to a .154 batting average and struck out 10 batters in 7.0 IP. 2004 Scott spent the season struggling through injuries, but managed to compile a 1.26 ERA in 28 relief appearances for opponents to a .115 average, the lowest of his career...allowed 3 of his 9 inherited runners to score...had two different stints on the disabled list as he was inactive May 21 through June 11 with right elbow inflammation... also was inactive July 2 through September 9 with a strained right forearm...appeared in four rehab games for Pawtucket (AAA), going 1-0 with a 12.27 ERA...made his first major league appearance since June 30 on September 10, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning against Seattle...allowed just one earned run over his final 14 outings, spanning 12.2 innings - allowed just 5 hits over the streak...earned his only save of the year April 25 at New York (AL), tossing 2.0 scoreless innings in a 2-0 Boston win...did not allow a homer in 28.2 innings. 2003 Acquired from the Reds July 29, 2003, the 28-year-old begins his first full season with the Red Sox...the 1999 N.L. Rookie of the Year spent the previous 4-plus seasons in his major league career through 2003, has averaged 10.5 K's per 9 innings, punching out 401 in 342.2 the process, has limited opponents to a .202 average...righthanders have hit just .197, while lefties have managed to bat just 2003, went 5-4 with 21 saves and a 4.16 ERA in a career-high 66 relief appearances between Cincinnati and Boston before turning in a dominating post-season effort for the Red Sox...already boasted a career-high 21 saves upon his arrival in Boston, where he served exclusively as a set-up man until the stepping in as closer in the playoffs...was 2-0 with 3 saves and a 1.12 ERA in 8 post-season outings...needs 9 appearances for 250 in his career. 2002 Was one of the club's most dependable relief pitchers after making only 2 apps in 2001 because of an elbow injury...went 3-4, 2.92 with 8 saves in a career-high 63g, all in relief...ranked third on the club in apps...posted a 4.86era in 30g prior to the All-Star break and a 1.33era in 33g after the break...on 9/9 moved into the closer's role, when Danny Graves moved into the starting rotation, and in each of his last 10 apps entered the game in a save situation...converted 8 of those 10 save opps, including a stretch from 9/9-9/16 in which he recorded a save in 5 consecutive apps...finished the season by converting saves in each of his last 2 apps (9/24 at Chi, 9/26 at Chi)...prior to this season had not registered a save since May 2000...overall converted 8-12 save opps...from 8/15-9/18 had a streak of 18 consecutive apps in which he did not allow an earned run (21.2ip, 1r), dropping ERA from 4.18 to 2.87...14 times threw at least 2.0 innings...tied for the staff lead with 2 pickoffs...did not pitch on consecutive days until 6/14-6/15, his 22nd and 23rd apps of the season...his 4-3 victory on 4/24 vs Col was his first since 8/12/00 at Chi and his first win in relief since 4/29/00 at Pit...on 5/31 vs Atl left the game with tenderness along the fingernail on his right middle finger...didn't pitch again until 6/ the 9-8 victory on 9/9 vs Pit recorded the final 2 outs for his first save since 5/30/00 vs Mtl...retired the first batter 44-63 times (70%)...stranded 17-27 inherited baserunners.

2001 Spent most of the 2001 season rehabilitating his right shoulder following "Tommy John" surgery...was one of seven players who made eight appearances on the club's 60-day disabled list (LHP Justin Atchley, RHP Seth Etherton, RHP Pete Harnisch, SS Barry Larkin, C Kelly Stinnett, RHP John Riedling twice)...appeared in the Reds' first two games of the season, the 10-4 loss vs Atlanta on Opening Day (0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB) and the 3-2 victory vs Pittsburgh on 4/3 (0.1 IP, 1 BB), then on 4/4 went on the 60-day disabled list with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow...on 4/12 had reconstructive surgery to repair that ligament, using a tendon from his left hamstring...the three-hour procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews and Reds medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek...began throwing on 8/17, when he made ten throws from 30 feet and 25 throws from 45 feet...on 10/11 was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list. 2000 In his second Major League season went 5-8, 3.29 in 10 starts and 38 relief apps...led the club with a career-high 136 strikeouts...also had a career-high 112ip...from 8/28-9/7 was on the 15-day disabled list with a strained lower back...was scratched from his scheduled start on 8/28 at Atl because of the his last 3gs prior to his stint on the DL went 1-0, 1.29...after he came off the DL made just 1 more appearance, started the 7-1 loss on 9/8/g1 at Pit (3.2ip, 6h, 4r, 3er, 4bb, 1k), before he suffered 2 broken toes on his right foot in an accident at home on 9/11...did not go on the DL with the toe injuries but did not pitch again the rest of the season...ranked second in the Major Leagues with a club-record 21 wild pitches (SD's Matt Clement, 23wp) and contributed to the pitching staff's Major League-record 96 wild pitches...he broke the club's wild pitch record previously set by Jim Maloney in 1963 (19wp, 250.1ip) and then tied by Maloney in 1965 (19wp, 255.1ip)...Williamson set the record in his first 100ip...made his first 38 apps in relief (2-5-6, 3.65) and his last 10 apps as a starter (3-3, 2.93) his first 26g posted a 1.58era and converted 5-6 save his last 12g out of the bullpen posted an 8.64era while converting 1-2 save opps...when he went to the bullpen led all National League relievers in innings pitched (56.2ip) and held that lead until teammates Scott Sullivan and Danny Graves both passed him on 7/18...began his career with 100 consecutive relief apps until he made his first Major League start on 7/9 vs Cle, when he suffered the 5-3 loss despite establishing career highs with 7 strikeouts in 5.2ip...earned his first victory as a starter in his second start, a 7-4 win at Col on 7/15...twice was the victim of blown saves...was a victim of Scott Sullivan's blown save in the 7-4 loss on 7/25 vs Hou...left that game leading, 4-1, but the Astros tied the game in the eighth off Sullivan and won it with 3 runs in the ninth off Ron Villone...was the victim of Danny Graves' blown save in the 4-3 loss on 8/23 vs Phi...left that game leading, 3-1, but the Phillies scored 3 runs in the eighth inning off Sullivan and Graves...converted 6-8 save opps, his last save in a 4-2 win on 5/30 vs Mtl and his last blown save in a 6-4 loss on 6/21 vs Col...from 8/12-8/23 threw a career-high 7.0ip in 3 consecutive starts...started a pair of shutouts...on 7/31 at Mets threw 6.0 scoreless innings in the 6-0 victory...left that game with a left hamstring spasm suffered while running the bases in the top of the seventh, but prior to that injury threw his 18th and 19th wild pitches of the season to tie Maloney's club record...on 8/12 at Cubs threw 7.0 scoreless innings to earn the 3-0 a reliever retired the first batter 26-38 times (68%)...stranded 13-22 inherited baserunners (59%)...the Reds went 25-23 when he pitched...went 0-6, 4.37 in 26g at Cinergy Field and 5-2, 2.06 in 22g on the the plate began his career 0-for-14 until he singled off Fla's Chuck Smith on 8/6...ranked T2nd on the club with 4 sac bunts. 1999 Was named National League winner of the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award in voting of the Baseball Writers Association of America...was the only player named on all 32 ballots...was the seventh Reds rookie to be honored by the BBWAA, joining Frank Robinson (1956), Pete Rose (1963), Tommy Helms (1966), Johnny Bench (1968), Pat Zachry (1976), and Chris Sabo (1988) voting by his peers was named The Sporting News' National League Rookie Pitcher of the Year...also earned a berth on the National League All-Star team but did not pitch in the game at Fenway Park...established franchise rookie records for relief victories (12) and relief losses (7), both marks previously held by Wayne Granger (9-6, 1969)...his 12 wins were the most by a Reds rookie righthander since 1976, when starter Pat Zachary won 14 games...led all Major League relievers in victories...his 2.41 ERA led all NL pitchers who accumulated at least 17 decisions...most of the season led all NL relievers in ERA and finished seventh in that category...ranked T5th in IP among all NL relievers...led all NL rookie pitchers in victories, saves, relief ERA, relief strikeouts, and winning percentage...held LH batters to a .171 BA, third-best among all National League pitchers...opponents hit .156 with RISP, fifth-best among NL relievers...opponents hit just .101 with 2 strikes, third-best mark for all ML pitchers, and .118 when behind in the count, fourth-best in the majors...his 5-game winning streak from 4/28-6/5 was the second-longest this season by an NL rookie and at that time was the longest by a Reds pitcher since John Smiley won 6 straight from 6/ 21-8/4, 1995...most of the season led the club in both wins and saves, but finished second in both categories...would have been the first Reds pitcher to lead the club outright in both wins and saves since LHP Lee Grissom in 1937 (12 W, 6 SV) and the first righthander to do it since Paul Derringer in 1934 (15 W, 4 SV)...was named to the All-Star team to replace injured Robb 23 years, 146 days old was the youngest Reds player to make the All-Star team since RHP Mike LaCoss in 1979 (23.048)...was the 14th rookie pitcher selected to the All-Star team but the first since Tyler Green, Hideo Nomo, and Carlos Perez were honored in 1995...was the second Reds rookie All-Star pitcher (Blackwell 1946) and the fifth Reds rookie All-Star (Blackwell 1946, FRobinson 1956, Bench 1968, Sabo 1988) September was bothered by tendinitis in his right shoulder and a cut on the middle finger of his right hand and made just 8 apps beginning 9/1 (6.55 ERA, 11 IP, 11 H, 8 ER, 12 BB, 14 K)...was on the mound in 4 of the Reds' 6 walkoff losses, allowing 3 game-ending HR and a game-ending 2-run double: on 7/7 at StL, Bragg's 2-run HR gave the Cardinals a 2-1 win; on 7/10 at Cle, Vizquel's 2-out, 2-run HR gave the Tribe an 11-10 win; on 8/11 at Pit, Giles' 2-run double gave the Bucs a 5-4 win; on 8/28 at Mtl, VGuerrero's 2-out, 2-run HR gave the Expos an 8-6 win...from 7/7-7/ 18 suffered 4 of his 7 blown saves in a 5-appearance span, including the games on 7/7 at StL and 7/10 at Cle...on 7/17 vs Col allowed a 2-out, 2-run HR to Walker in the ninth inning that tied the score at 2-2, but then earned the 3-2 victory when Hammonds homered to open the bottom of the ninth...on 4/25 vs Hou, in his eighth career appearance, earned his first career save in the 7-6 victory...on 4/ 28 at Phi earned his first career victory, a 12-8 24 apps from 5/3-7/4 posted a 0.64 ERA (42.1ip, 3er, 18h), including a 0.00 ERA in May (11g, 18.1 IP, 0 R)...from 4/30-6/11 threw 23.2 consecutive scoreless innings, the longest scoreless streak in the NL this season...on 5/27 vs LA threw 2.0 perfect innings by striking out all 6 batters, tying a National League record for most consecutive strikeouts in a game by a relief pitcher, a record shared by former Reds Don Gullett, Joe Price, Randy Myers, and Rob Dibble...that outing was part of a stretch in which he struck out 7 consecutive batters over 2g (5/23-7/27)...from 6/20-7/1 retired 21 consecutive batters...on 7/20 vs StL saved the 1-0 victory by striking out Ray Lankford, Mark McGwire, and Fernando Tatis to strand the tying run...on 9/15 vs Cubs left the game with a small cut on the middle finger of his right hand...converted 19-26 save opps...shut out opponents in 44-62 apps...retired the first batter 46-62 times...stranded 18-27 inherited baserunners...while on the mound, opposing baserunners stole 13 bases in 13 attempts. 1998 In just his second professional season and in his first full season pitched at both Class AA and Class AAA...combined to go 4-5, 3.73 in 23 apps, all starts, at Chattanooga and Indianapolis...recorded 122 strikeouts in 122.2 Chattanooga averaged 9.45 strikeouts per 9 innings, third-best ratio among Southern League starters...began the season at Chattanooga and made 18 starts there before he was promoted to Indy on 7/29...made his Class AA debut on 4/2 vs Greenville (6 IP, 1 ER, 8 K) by opposing rehab starter John April/May was on Chattanooga's disabled list after a line drive grazed his Indy, left his 8/24 start vs Columbus with a strained tendon in his right middle finger and did not pitch again the rest of the season...made 1 start for Maryvale in the Arizona Fall League but didn't pitch again because of stiffness in his right shoulder. 1997 Signed his first professional contract on 6/11, then made 13 starts for Billings...led the league with 101 strikeouts and tied for the league lead with 8 victories and 1 shutout...averaged 10.57 strikeouts per 9 innings, best ratio in the league...ranked second in the league with a 1.78 ERA and 86.0 IP and tied for second with 2 complete games...recorded 39 strikeouts in his last 29.0 innings while leading the Mustangs to the league championship...opponents hit just .209.