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SCOTT WILLIAMSON #48

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Current Average Full name: Scott Ryan Williamson
Born: 02/17/76
Birthplace: Fort Polk,LA
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185
Position: P
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
College: Oklahoma State
MLB Debut: 04/05/99
6.20
Career Average
3.13
  W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP H R ER HR HBP BB SO
YTD 0 1 6.20 24 0 0 0 0 20.1 20 15 14 1 0 9 21

2002 Highlights:
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 6/4...in 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.

Career:
Named National League winner of the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award in voting of the Baseball Writers' Association of America in 1999...was the only player named on all 32 ballots...was the seventh Reds rookie to be honored by the BBWAA...in 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...also in 1999 established franchise rookie records for relief victories (12) and relief losses (7), records he still holds...on 5/27/99 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...in 2000 threw a club-record 21 wild pitches...in 1997 was a Pioneer League All-Star, a Baseball America Short-Season All-Star and co-MVP at Billings.

Personal:
Married (11/1/02), wife's name is Lisa (McWilliams)...in 1994 graduated from Friendswood (TX) High School, where in his senior season he recorded a school-record 138 strikeouts in just 84.0 innings...attended Tulane University for 2 seasons, then transfered to Oklahoma State University...in 3 collegiate seasons never had an ERA lower than 4.31, then in his first professional season dominated the Pioneer League with a 1.78era...is involved in Children's Hospital, Harbor Playhouse, Catholic Festival and the Jose Rijo Foundation Award...is an honorary chief in the Cincinnati Police Department.


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