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Encyclopedia > Scott Spiezio
Scott Spiezio
St. Louis Cardinals — No. 26
Third base
Born: September 21, 1972 (1972-09-21) (age 34)
Bats: Both Throws: Right
Major League Baseball debut
September 14, 1996 for the Oakland Athletics
Selected MLB statistics
(through August 7, 2007)
Batting average     .255
Home runs     118
RBI's     545
Teams

Scott Edward Spiezio (born September 21, 1972 in Joliet, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball player with the St. Louis Cardinals. He is the son of former Cardinal Ed Spiezio. He is well-known for his time as a member of the Anaheim Angels, when he hit a 3-run home run in Game Six of the 2002 World Series against the San Francisco Giants, sparking the Angels to a dramatic come-from-behind victory. He has also played for the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners. 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 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... 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. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Incorporated City in 1834. ... 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Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None...


In addition to his pivotal moment helping the Angels win the World Series in 2002, Spiezio's most productive overall season also came with the Angels in 2003, when he hit .265 with 16 home runs and 83 RBI. // World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Mens all-around champions: Paul Hamm, USA, Yang Wei, China Womens all-around champion: Svetlana Khorkina, Russia Mens team competition champion: China Womens team competition champion: USA April 13 — Rotterdam Marathon, Netherlands Mens Winner: William Kiplagat (KEN) 2:07:42 Women... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... 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. ...

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Playing career

Scott Spiezio went to college at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He made the All-Big 10 Team in baseball in 1992 and 1993. Scott was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 1993 player draft and signed later that year. He made his debut with the 1996 A's and established himself as a classic utility player, making starts at first base, second base, and third base during his time with the A's. Spiezio is a switch hitter who hits for more power when batting left-handed.[1] The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... In sport a utility player is a sort of jack of all trades, one who can play several positions competently. ... In baseball, a switch hitter (or switch-hitter) is a batter who is able to hit from both the right and left sides of the plate. ...


Spiezio signed as a free agent with the Anaheim Angels after the 2000 season. During his years with the Angels, he made appearances in left field and right field, as well as first, second, and third base. In 2002 he had a career year. Playing every day, he set career highs for batting average, on-base-percentage and runs batted in. It was in the postseason that he had his greatest success. Spiezio batted 18 for 55 (.327) for Anaheim in the playoffs that year. In Game 6 of the 2002 World Series, with Anaheim trailing three games to two in the series, trailing 5-0 in the seventh inning of the game, and facing a Series loss, Spiezio hit a three-run homer off of Felix Rodriguez to pull his team to within two runs. Another three-run homer by Troy Glaus in the next inning won the game, and the Angels would go on to win their first ever World Series championship. Spiezio tied Sandy Alomar Jr.'s postseason RBIs with 19 in 1 postseason that was set back in 1997 while playing for the Indians. Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... The 2002 World Series was among the classic matchups in the history of the Series. ... Felix Rodriguez with the captured Che Guevara. ... 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. ... Santos Sandy Alomar Velazquez, Jr. ...


After the 2003 season Spiezio became a free agent and signed a contract with the Seattle Mariners. The next two seasons were the worst of his career. He hit .215 in 2004 for the Mariners and played only 29 games the next year (compiling an .064 average) before the Mariners released him on August 19, 2005. Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None... is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On February 18, 2006, Spiezio signed a minor league contract with the St. Louis Cardinals with an invitation to that club's spring training. Spiezio played well enough during the Cardinals' exhibition to secure a roster spot with the team as a reserve infielder entering the 2006 season. This move would reunite Spiezio with his former Angels teammate, shortstop David Eckstein. is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... David Eckstein, (born January 20, 1975 in Sanford, Florida), is a Major League Baseball shortstop for the St. ...


Spiezio, used as a pinch-hitter and all-around reserve player as well as the primary backup to Scott Rolen at third base, had his best season since 2002 for the 2006 Cardinals, hitting 13 home runs and driving in 52 runs despite only getting 276 at-bats. He would have another dramatic moment in the playoffs. With the Cardinals trailing 6-4 in the seventh inning of Game 2 of the 2006 National League Championship Series, Spiezio hit a two-run triple to tie the score. The Cardinals went on to win the game and the series in seven games, then proceeded to win the 2006 World Series, earning Spiezio his second championship ring. 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 2006 National League Championship Series (NLCS), the second round of the 2006 National League playoffs, began on October 12 and ended on October 19; it was scheduled to begin on October 11, but was postponed a day due to inclement weather. ... Dates October 21, 2006–October 27, 2006 MVP David Eckstein Television network FOX Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver[1] Umpires Randy Marsh, Alfonso Marquez, Wally Bell, Mike Winters, John Hirschbeck, Tim McClelland The 2006 World Series, the 102nd edition of Major League Baseballs championship series, began on October...


On November 16, 2006, Spiezio signed a two-year contract to return to the Cardinals until the end of the 2008 season, with a club option for 2009. The deal is worth an estimated $4.5 million[2]. is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On June 15, 2007, Spiezio took the mound as a relief pitcher in the bottom of the 8th inning of a lopsided loss against the Athletics. His fastball was clocked as high as 87 mph. He pitched one inning, giving up 1 walk, no hits, no runs, and no strikeouts. After having pitched in one game Spiezio has played six positions in his career, missing catcher, shortstop and center field. is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ...


Substance abuse

On August 7, 2007, Spiezio suffered a physical breakdown during the Cardinals' game against the San Diego Padres. Suffering from an elevated heart rate and "sweating profusely", Spiezio was placed on an IV. He was described as being "irritable and anxious". Spiezio disconnected the IV and left the stadium rather than seek medical attention.[3] On August 9, 2007, the Cardinals placed him on the restricted list. [4] The Cardinals stated that Spiezio would be seeking treatment for an unspecified substance abuse problem.[5] Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames Pads, Friars Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ...


Personal life

Spiezio and his wife Jenn have three children. Scott Spiezio's other love, besides baseball, is music. He was part of a band, SandFrog, playing guitar and singing lead vocals. Spiezio has said that he left the band after his divorce, citing the awkwardness of the situation given that his ex-wife's brother is a member of the band. This article is about the sport. ... // Music is an art form consisting of sound and silence expressed through time. ... SandFrog is a band from Morris, Illinois that plays a combination of hard rock, grunge and metal. ...


Scott is known for his signature goatee, a style known as an imperiale and dyed red, and his tattoo. The late Waylon Jennings with a goatee in 1999. ...


Also known as "Spazzio" during his time with the Angels.


High School

A graduate of Morris High School in Morris, Illinois. Morris High School, or MHS, is a public four-year high school located in Morris, Illinois, a southwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... Morris is a city located in Grundy County, Illinois. ...


See also

The following is a list of father-and-son combinations who have played or managed in Major League Baseball, plus a few grandfathers with grandsons. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/pi/bsplit.cgi?n1=spiezsc01&year=00
  2. ^ Matthew Leach. "Cardinals reward Spiezio with new deal", www.stlcardinals.com, November 16, 2006. 
  3. ^ http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports/stories.nsf/cardinals/story/8D2FC2EABEB6CCDB862573330015A8FC?OpenDocument
  4. ^ Rick Hummel. "Spiezio being treated for unspecified illness", www.stltoday.com, August 9, 2007. 
  5. ^ http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070809&content_id=2139926&vkey=news_stl&fext=.jsp&c_id=stl

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External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
  • Scott Spiezio page at stlcardinals.scout.com
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