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Encyclopedia > Scott Rolen
Scott Rolen

Rolen batting for the Cardinals
Toronto Blue Jays — No. 33
Third base
Born: April 4, 1975 (1975-04-04) (age 33)
Bats: Right Throws: Right 
Major League Baseball debut
August 11996 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Selected MLB statistics
(through 2007)
Batting average     .283
Home runs     261
Runs batted in     1,012
Stolen bases     104
Teams

Scott Bruce Rolen (born April 4, 1975 in Jasper, Indiana) is a Major League Baseball third baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays. A seven time Gold Glove winner, Rolen is considered by some to be the one of the best fielding third baseman in Major League Baseball history. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x750, 440 KB)Scott Rolen at bat, wearing a retro 1982 jersey. ... The position of the third baseman A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run. ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1985 In baseball statistics, stolen bases (denoted by SB) is a count of the number of bases successfully stolen by a player. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... The following are the baseball events of the year 1996 throughout the world. ... This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) Formerly named SkyDome (1989-2005) Exhibition Stadium (1977-1989) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 AL... The following are the baseball events of the year 2008 throughout the world. ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jasper is a city in Dubois County, Indiana, United States. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... The position of the third baseman A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) Formerly named SkyDome (1989-2005) Exhibition Stadium (1977-1989) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 AL... The position of the third baseman “Third base” redirects here. ...

Contents

Career

Philadelphia

Rolen was born in Evansville, Indiana and grew up in nearby Jasper. Although drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2nd round of the 1993 amateur draft, Rolen did not reach the majors until 1996. He was hit by a pitch in his final plate appearance of the season, keeping him at 130 career at-bats and eligible for rookie of the year consideration in 1997. In the next season, he was in fact named National League Rookie of the Year. In 1998 he won his first of seven Gold Glove awards. Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... See also: 1992 in sports, other events of 1993, 1994 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Athletics February 11 - Irina Privalova sets a new womens 60m indoors world record August 13 - August 22 - World Championships held in Stuttgart Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won... // June 16 — Enschede Marathon, Netherlands Mens Winner: John Mandu (KEN) 2:15:14 Womens Winner: Mieke Pullen (NED) 2:41:13 July 28 — Olympic Marathon, Atlanta, Georgia (USA) Womens Winner: Fatuma Roba (ETH) 2:26:05 August 4 — Olympic Marathon, Atlanta, Georgia (USA) Mens Winner: Josia... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ...


St. Louis

On July 29, 2002, Philadelphia traded Rolen and Doug Nickle to the St. Louis Cardinals for Plácido Polanco, Mike Timlin, and Bud Smith. Later that year, he received an eight-year deal worth $90 million [1]. is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Plácido Enrique Polanco (pronounced: ) (born October 10, 1975) is a Dominican Major League Baseball player who has played for the St. ... Michael August (Mike) Timlin (born March 10, 1966 in Midland, Texas) is a middle relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox since 2003. ... Bud Smith (born October 23, 1979 in Torrance, California) was an American baseball player for the St. ...


Rolen's 2004 season was arguably his best to that point. For much of the season, he led the National League in RBIs, often ranked among the league leaders in most offensive statistics, and had the highest vote total of any player for the All-Star Game. Despite being injured for the last stretch of the season, he finished the year with a career-high .314 batting average, 34 home runs, and 124 RBIs. He finished fourth in the National League MVP voting. Rolen, along with Albert Pujols and Jim Edmonds earned the nickname MV3 for their phenomenal 2004 seasons. The 2004 Cardinals won the National League Central Division with 105 wins. Scott Rolen's 2-run home run in the 6th inning of game 7 of the NLCS won the National League pennant for St. Louis by defeating the Astros in 7 games. Unfortunately, the Boston Red Sox swept 4 games against the Cardinals to win the 2004 World Series. The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... Homerun redirects here. ... “Pujols” redirects here. ... James Patrick Jim Edmonds (born June 27, 1970 in Fullerton, California) is a left-handed batter who plays for the St. ... The National League Central Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... NLCS can refer to different things: North London Collegiate School, a girls school in North London. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Dates October 23, 2004–October 27, 2004 MVP Manny Ramírez (Boston) Television network Fox Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires Ed Montague (Crew Chief), Dale Scott, Brian Gorman, Chuck Meriwether, Gerry Davis, Charlie Reliford The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams...


On Tuesday May 10, 2005, Scott Rolen injured his shoulder in a collision with Dodgers first baseman Hee-Seop Choi and was placed on the disabled list two days later. He was expected to be out 4-6 weeks. On May 13, Scott Rolen underwent shoulder surgery - additional MRI revealed tear in labrum. He eventually opted to have surgery on his shoulder, rather than attempt to let it heal on its own and return for the playoffs. He returned to full-time duties in 2006, a year in which Rolen was one of six nominees for the National League Comeback Player of the Year award. He finished 2006 hitting .292, hitting 22 Home Runs and 95 RBI. Hee-Seop Choi (March 19, 1979 in Hwasun, South Korea) is a professional baseball player who plays for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays of Major League Baseball. ...


Things did not go well in 2007 for Rolen. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list on August 31, 2007 because of his recurring left shoulder problems. Then on September 11, Rolen had season-ending shoulder surgery "for the removal of scar tissue and a bursectomy and a manipulation of his left (non-throwing) shoulder", according to a release from the team. is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


A middle-of-the-order hitter throughout his career, Rolen has a career .283 batting average as well as a .372 on-base percentage and a .507 slugging percentage. He has 1,558 Hits, 261 Home runs, and 1,012 RBIs, as well as having scored 954 Runs (as of August 31, 2007). In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. ... In baseball statistics, slugging average (SLG) is a measure of the power of a hitter. ... In Major League Baseball history, Ty Cobb had a record 4,191 hits (later revised to 4,189) by 1928; Pete Rose would surpass it 57 years later, and finish with 4,256 career hits. ... Bengie Molina of the Anaheim Angels (in gray and red) scores a run by touching home plate after rounding all the bases. ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ...


Toronto

On January 12, 2008, the Cardinals reached a preliminary deal to send Rolen to the Toronto Blue Jays for Troy Glaus. On January 14, 2008 the deal became finalized when both players passed physicals. Rolen has chosen to wear the number 33 on the Toronto Blue Jays because he wants a new start. His three year old daughter helped to pick out the number from a list of available numbers. is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2008 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) Formerly named SkyDome (1989-2005) Exhibition Stadium (1977-1989) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 AL... Troy Edward Glaus (born August 3, 1976 in Tarzana, California) is a Major League Baseball player who plays third base for the Toronto Blue Jays. ... is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


Rolen suffered a non-displaced fracture of his right middle finger during fielding drills at spring training. His fingernail was also torn off. Rolen thinks he could miss the first 3-5 weeks of the regular season after having surgery to insert a screw in his broken finger. [2] Marco Scutaro will be the Jays' third baseman in Rolen's place. On April 25, 2008, Rolen was activated from the 15-day disabled list. Two days later, against the Kansas City Royals, he hit his first home run as a Blue Jay. This article is about the vulgar gesture. ... A Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of exhibition games which precedes the regular season. ... This article is about screws and bolts. ... Marco Scutaro (pronounced ; born October 30, 1975 in Yaracuy State, Venezuela to an Italian father and a Spanish mother) is a Major League Baseball second baseman who plays for the Oakland Athletics (2004-present). ... The position of the third baseman “Third base” redirects here. ... is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ...


Outstanding defense

While Rolen is a fine hitter, it is his glove that attracts the most attention. In a twelve-year career, Rolen has won seven Gold Glove Awards. Only Hall of Famers Brooks Robinson (16) and Mike Schmidt (10) have more at third base. Schmidt himself has said that Rolen is a better gloveman than he was, and many analysts and baseball experts agree. He is considered as one of the best fielding third basemen in Major League Baseball history. In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... Brooks Calbert Robinson, Jr. ... Michael Jack Schmidt (born September 27, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio) is a former American professional baseball player who played his entire career for the Philadelphia Phillies. ...


Rolen is known throughout the baseball community as one of the hardest working players in the game. He was also a star basketball player as 6' 4" tall growing up in Indiana. This athleticism and determination make him one of the game's best third basemen.


Charity work

In 1999, Scott Rolen created The Enis Furley Foundation. Scott had a vision to brighten the lives of children and their families who struggle with an illness hardship, or other special needs. The scope of the foundation was intentionally left broad to give the flexibility to reach out to any child in need regardless of their situation or location. Externally, the Enis Furley Foundation is busy with community outreach programs, “Hot Corner Kids”, and construction of outdoor retreats, such as “Camp Emma Lou”. The goals are quite simple and focused: making children smile.


Milestones

  • On September 15, 2006[citation needed], Rolen set a personal record for RBIs in a game with 7 in a 14-4 win against the San Francisco Giants, hitting 2 home runs.
  • He played in his 1,500th game (5,480 ABs) on August 22, 2007.

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Awards

  • 1997- NL Rookie of the Year
  • 7-times National League 3B Gold Glove Award(1998, 2000-04, 06)

Private life

Rolen currently splits his time between residences in Saint Charles, Missouri; Carmel, Indiana; Bloomington, Indiana and Bradenton Beach, Florida. Rolen and his wife Nicki have two children: a daughter Raine Tyler and a son Fin Edward. St. ... Carmel (IPA: ) is a city in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Monroe Mayor Mark Kruzan Area    - City 51. ... Bradenton Beach is a city located in Manatee County, Florida. ...


He is also Catholic.


Rolen was offered a basketball scholarship to play for Eddie Sutton at Oklahoma State University but rejected the offer. He was also offered a scholarship at the University of Georgia. Eddie Sutton (born March 12, 1936 in Bucklin, Kansas) is the former head coach of several NCAA Division I mens basketball programs, most recently at Oklahoma State University. ... Oklahoma State University Logo The Oklahoma State University System comprises of five educational instututes across Oklahoma. ... UGA Main Library The University of Georgia (UGA) is the largest institution of higher learning in the U.S. state of Georgia. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Rolen, Cardinals agree to an eight-year contract. ESPN.com. Retrieved on 2-13, 2008.
  2. ^ Rolen could be out 3-5 weeks

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External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube
  • Scott Rolen page at Scout.com
  • Rolen-Glaus deal near completion
Awards
Preceded by
Todd Hollandsworth
National League Rookie of the Year
1997
Succeeded by
Kerry Wood
Preceded by
Jason Kendall
Sporting News NL Rookie of the Year
1997
Succeeded by
Todd Helton
Preceded by
Todd Hollandsworth
Players Choice NL Most Outstanding Rookie
1997
Succeeded by
Kerry Wood
Preceded by
Joe Randa
Topps Rookie All-Star Third Baseman
1997
Succeeded by
Bobby Smith
Preceded by
Ken Caminiti
Robin Ventura
Mike Lowell
NL Third Base Gold Glove Winner
1998
2000-2004
2006
Succeeded by
Robin Ventura
Mike Lowell
David Wright

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Encyclopedia: Scott Rolen (1138 words)
Scott Bruce Rolen (born April 4, 1975 in Evansville, Indiana) is an American baseball player, who currently plays at third base for the St.
The position of the third baseman A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run.
On July 29 2002, Rolen was traded, along with Doug Nickle, to the Cardinals for Plácido Polanco, Mike Timlin, and Bud Smith.
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