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Mike Scott to Be Inducted into WCC Hall of Honor in March

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Jan. 16, 2014

MALIBU, Calif. - Mike Scott, one of the top pitchers in Pepperdine baseball history and a former National League Cy Young Award winner, will be inducted into the West Coast Conference's Hall of Honor in March.

The 2014 Hall of Honor Brunch & Induction Ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, in Las Vegas at the Orleans Hotel in the midst of the WCC Basketball Championships. Tickets ($40 per person) are available from now until February 28 via WCCsports.com.

The nine other inductees at this year's event will be Ed Eyestone (BYU cross country), Kelley Cunningham Spink (Gonzaga volleyball), Jeff Fryer (Loyola Marymount basketball), Keith Swagerty (Pacific basketball), Laura Sale O'Connell (Portland basketball), Tracy Morris Sanders (Saint Mary's basketball), Jose Luis Noriega (San Diego tennis), Ollie Johnson (San Francisco basketball) and Leslie Osborne (Santa Clara soccer).

Pepperdine's previous five inductees into the WCC Hall of Honor were Doug Christie, Gail Hopkins, Wayne Wright, Dana Jones and Katherine Hull.

Information on Mike Scott, who was inducted into the Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame in 1983, from the WCC press release:

Mike Scott turned in a decorated three-year career (1974-76) at Pepperdine. The right-hander made an immediate impact for the Waves, capturing WCC Freshman of the Year honors in 1974. A three-time All-WCC selection, Scott departed the Malibu campus as Pepperdine's career record-holder for wins (26), strikeouts (232) and games started (42). Scott still ranks fourth in career ERA (2.10) and tossed a perfect game against Cal Lutheran on Feb. 17, 1976.

During his collegiate career, Pepperdine won three consecutive WCC titles and advanced to the NCAA Tournament each year. Scott was a 1975 All-District VIII selection. Named to the WCC's 50 Greatest Student-Athletes list in 2001, Scott was also selected to the WCC/Rawlings 40th Anniversary Baseball Team.

After being selected by the New York Mets in the second round of the 1976 Major League Draft, Scott enjoyed a remarkable professional career and played 13 years in the majors with the New York Mets (1979-82) and the Houston Astros (1983-91). One of just a handful of pitchers to ever record a no-hitter and 300 strikeouts in the same season, Scott was a three-time All-Star and started for the National League in the 1987 Midsummer Classic.

 

 

Scott captured the 1986 National League Cy Young Award after posting an 18-10 record with a 2.22 ERA to go along with a league-leading 306 strikeouts. On September 26 the Santa Monica native pitched a 2-0 no-hitter against the San Francisco Giants in the Astrodome to clinch the N.L. West division title. The Astros fell to the Mets, the eventual World Series Champions, but Scott was so dominant in his starts in game one and four that he was the 1986 NLCS MVP - the first ever selected from the losing team. As a 20-game winner in 1989, Scott finished second in the Cy Young voting. The Astros retired his No. 33 jersey in 1992.
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