Scott Leius – 1992 OPC Premier

March 26, 2011

It’s THE Scott Leius…

So what do we know about the Troisieme – But of the Twins? (Heh…he said butt…)

A. He’s got a hella-mullet!

B. The Twins spring training jerseys were a bit flimsy.

C. He’s only 2 1/2 months older than I am.

D. He was a teammate of the immortal Willie Fraser in college. Now that’s something you can hang your hat on.

E. He hit .357 in the 1991 World Series.

F. 1991 was his only good year at the plate. He was considered a fine defensive player, finishing second in the Gold Glove voting at third in 1994. But the advanced metrics of the time show that he was about at replacement level on defense. He didn’t make errors, and that probably helped him.

G. He was supposed to be the regular shortstop in 1993 for the Twins, but on April 21 he left a game after scoring a run, and was not seen again in the big leagues. Were aliens involved?

H. He was a kid from Yonkers, but has stuck around Minnesota and is now a coach at Big League Baseball Camp with Tim Laudner and Gene Larkin. I couldn’t see if he still had the mullet.

One Response to “Scott Leius – 1992 OPC Premier”

  1. My youngest brother caught a HR ball of Leius’ and later got it autographed by him. Showed up (for a fraction of a second) on the nightly sports wrap on the local news that night. And it was on his birthday.

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