Hall of Fame Inductees

Rick Scott

Rick Scott was named First Team All-Ark Valley League third baseman on the very first AVL All-League team in 1972. That year, Rick batted .358 with a .604 slugging percentage. He led the Wildcats in doubles (6) and RBI's (13) and tied with fellow Hall of Famer, Barry Cross in runs scored with 13. He trailed Cross by one for the team lead in stolen bases with six.

For his three year high school career, Scott posted a .346 batting average and a .569 slugging percentage. He totaled 9 doubles, 4 triples, 4 home runs and 28 RBI's. Those stats don't rank near the all-time EHS leaders because of the gaudy numbers that were posted in the 1990s and 2000s with the various metal and composite bats. However, for the wood bat era, his career batting average is 2nd all-time and he leads in doubles and triples and is tied for first in career home runs.

Rick also played third base for the undefeated 1968 El Dorado Elks team that won the Kansas State Championship. He also played third for the 1972 El Dorado American Legion team that finished second in the State Tournament.

Baseball was far from the only sport at which Rick excelled in high school. His senior season in football (1971), Scott was named 2nd Team All-State defense by the Topeka Capital Journal playing nose guard. He was also named First Team All Ark Valley League on defense and Second Team All AVL as an offensive tackle.

Rick also lettered in wrestling as a sophomore as the varsity heavyweight wrestler. Bowling was not a school sport at that time, but Rick was also an excellent bowler. He was one of the top bowlers on an El Dorado Senior League (16-18 year old) League Champion team.

Following high school, Rick went on to play college baseball for Kansas Wesleyan. Following college, Rick returned to El Dorado to work and got into coaching baseball. He coached the El Dorado Junior Legion teams in 1977 and 1978. Rick was also the assistant coach to Oral Taylor for the first two seasons that Butler Community College had a baseball program and he coached several teams in the El Dorado youth leagues in the 1980's. In addition, Rick umpired American Legion baseball part-time with Oral Taylor in the late 1970's.

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Location

El Dorado Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
210 N. Griffith
El Dorado, KS 67042
contact@eldoradobaseballhof.org

United States