Boston loses two members of Red Sox Nation

The Guru
Contributing Writer

Former first baseman, Red Sox Hall of Famer and member of the 1967 Impossible Dream team, George "Boomer" Scott has died, according to the Delta Democrat Times of Greenville, Miss. He was 69.

Scott played in the majors from 1966 to 1979, mainly with the Red Sox, but also played for the Brewers and Yankees.

Scott was one of the games more underrated stars. An excellent defensive first baseman, Scott won eight Gold Gloves in his career and was a three-time All Star. Boomer hit 271 career home runs, had almost 2000 hits and drove in over 1000 runs.

The burly first baseman was signed by the Red Sox as an amateur free agent in 1962, making his major league debut in 1966. Scott played eight seasons and part of another for the Red Sox from 1966 to 1971 and again from 1977 to 1979.

Boomer's best year came in 1975 for the Milwaukee Brewers. Scott led the AL in home runs, RBI, total bases and picked up his seventh Gold Glove award.

Scott was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2006.

Frank Castillo, who pitched for the Red Sox between 2001 and 2004, died Sunday at the age of 44.

According to reports, Castillo drowned in Bartlett Lake near his Arizona home.

Castillo had a career 4.56 ERA and a record of 82 wins and 104 losses in 13 big league seasons.

Castillo's best season in Boston came in 2001 when he went 10-9 with a 4.21 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 136.2 innings.

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