Scott Erickson

Scott Gavin Erickson (born February 2, 1968) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher.

Scott Erickson
Born: February 2, 1968 (age 51)
Long Beach, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 25, 1990, for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
June 8, 2006, for the New York Yankees
MLB statistics
Win–loss record142–136
Earned run average4.59
Career highlights and awards

Early life

Erickson was born in Long Beach, California. He was highly involved in sports during high school while he attended Homestead High School in Cupertino, California. He played baseball, soccer, football, and basketball. He was CCS Junior of the Year in baseball. After completing his secondary education, he graduated from San Jose City College in 1988 with an AA Degree in Business. He was a Junior College 1st Team All American at San Jose. He then majored in Accounting with a minor in Psychology at the University of Arizona. Erickson was inducted into the Arizona Wildcat Hall of Fame after just one year of pitching at Arizona. Erickson set a school record for wins with an 18-3 record, as he led the country in wins (18), innings pitched (175), and complete games (14). Those impressive numbers earned him a unanimous First Team All-American honor. His teammates at Arizona included Trevor Hoffman, Kevin Long, and J. T. Snow.[1]


Minor leagues

Erickson began his professional career after being selected in the major league draft four times. He was drafted by the New York Mets in 1986 out of Homestead High School; the Houston Astros in 1987 and Toronto Blue Jays in 1988 out of San Jose City College; and in 1989 he was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 4th round of the amateur draft out of the University of Arizona. He finally signed his first pro contract with MInnesota. After 27 minor league starts,[2] Erickson rose to the major leagues in his second season of professional baseball with the Class AA Orlando Sun Rays.[3] He was on a five-game win streak with a record of 8-3 in the first half as an All Star in the Southern League.

Major leagues

Minnesota Twins

Erickson finished 1990 with a combined record of 16-7; going 5-0 in September and tying Dave Stewart for American League Pitcher of the Month. After posting a record of 12-2 with a 1.39 ERA in the first half of the 1991 season, including being awarded the American League Pitcher of the Month for May and June, Erickson was the first pitcher since 1954 to win 20 games in his first year in the Majors.[4] Erickson finished second to Roger Clemens for the American League Cy Young Award.[5] During the Twins 1991 World Series winning season, Erickson was also voted into the Top 10 for American League Most Valuable Player Award.

The following season, Erickson started 32 games, going 13-12 with 5 complete games. On April 27, 1994, Erickson no-hit the Milwaukee Brewers 6-0 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, the first no-hitter ever pitched in that stadium. He became the third Twins pitcher, after Jack Kralick in 1962 and Dean Chance in 1967, to pitch a no-hitter; the former's had been the last no-hitter in a Twins home game, that game having taken place at the Metrodome's predecessor, Metropolitan Stadium. Erickson's no-hitter was thought to be impossible on The Metrodome's artificial turf and home run reputation.[6]

Baltimore Orioles

In 1995 he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles.[7] Before being traded to Baltimore, Erickson was 4-6 with a 5.95 ERA for the Twins. After joining the Orioles, Erickson turned in 9 wins in 16 starts for Baltimore. Between both teams, he finished 13-10 with 7 complete games. In 1996, Erickson won 13 games for the second straight year with 6 complete games and 100 strikeouts for the 6th straight year. In 1997, Erickson turned in his best season since 1992, winning 16 games with a 3.69 ERA in 33 starts. He later signed a five-year, $32 million contract with Baltimore through 2003.[8] In 1998, Erickson once again won 16 games for the Orioles while leading the league in complete games (11) and innings pitched (251.1).

In 1999, Erickson went 15-12 with a 4.81 ERA while leading the league in shutouts (3). He also led the majors in ground balls induced with 454. On March 3, 2000, Erickson had bone chips removed from his elbow and was out of action eight weeks.[9][10] Erickson made 16 starts for the Orioles in 2000. He was hampered by the nagging elbow issue and visited the disabled list twice, the second one being a season ending elbow injury.[11] After over 2000 innings pitched, the elbow injury caused him to miss the entire 2001 season. Erickson returned in 2002, becoming the first pitcher to start Opening Day after missing an entire season. That season, he made 28 starts, pitching 160.2 innings. In 2003, Erickson suffered a torn labrum and missed the entire 2003 season.[12][13]

Later career

In 2004, Erickson signed a minor league deal with the New York Mets.[14] After two starts, he was traded to the Texas Rangers.[15] He was in the starting rotation for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2005.[16] Erickson signed a deal with the New York Yankees on February 16, 2006. He was released by the Yankees on June 19 and retired from baseball at the beginning of the 2007 season.

Pitching profile

Erickson was a groundball pitcher. He led the league five times in most double plays in a season and is in the Top 5 in Major League history for groundball to flyout ratio.

Personal life

In 2000, Erickson was featured in People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" edition. On February 3, 2004, Erickson was married to television personality and investigative reporter Lisa Guerrero for 13 years.[17] With his wife, Erickson started a production company called HomeTeam Productions. They were executive producers for the movie A Plumm Summer which came out in theaters on April 25, 2008.[18]

Post-playing career

Erickson was the pitching coach for the Cleveland Indians Class A Advanced affiliate Carolina Mudcats of the Carolina League in 2012 and Mahoning Valley Scrappers of the New York–Penn League He was also the President of MLM,, a pitching mechanics tutorial with professional instruction. Beginning in 2015, he has been a game analyst for the Pac-12 Network.

See also


  1. ^ Shpigel, Ben (October 7, 2010). "As Yankees' Most Valuable Repairman, Long Revives Struggling Hitters". The New York Times. p. B17. Archived from the original on March 1, 2011.
  2. ^ Minor league record
  3. ^ Twins find help from Orlando The News-Journal 26 Jun 1990
  4. ^ Winfield earns honor
  5. ^ Baseball; Triple for Clemens in Cy Young Awards
  6. ^ Baseball; An Improbable No-Hitter By Erickson (7.48 E.R.A.)
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  17. ^ Erickson weds Lisa Guerrero, joins Mets
  18. ^ Former Twins pitcher finds a new career in the movies

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Kent Mercker
April 27, 1994
Succeeded by
Kenny Rogers
1986 Major League Baseball draft

The 1986 Major League Baseball Draft was the 22nd MLB draft that took place in 1986. During this draft 21 future all-stars were drafted including, Greg Swindell, Matt Williams, Kevin Brown, Gary Sheffield, Roberto Hernández, Jack Armstrong, Dean Palmer, Scott Cooper, Kent Bottenfield, Bo Jackson, Joe Girardi, Pat Hentgen, Tom Gordon, Steve Finley, Rod Beck, Chuck Knoblauch, Rick Reed, Paul Quantrill, John Olerud, Scott Erickson and Todd Jones.

1990 Minnesota Twins season

The 1990 Minnesota Twins, three years after their World Series title in 1987, fell to the bottom of the AL West once again. However, the season was not completely bad, as there were some bright spots that included pitchers Rick Aguilera and Scott Erickson. Aguilera converted from starter to closer and recorded 32 saves, while Erickson was promoted to the Twins in June from AA and went 8-4 with a 3.27 ERA. During Fan Appreciation Day on October 3, Outfielder Dan Gladden made a prediction on saying that even though we finished in last place this season, we're going to improve next season and if we did, they could potentially bring another World Series championship to Minnesota. That prediction proved accurate the next year.

1991 Minnesota Twins season

The 1991 Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB) won the World Series, the second time the Twins had won the World Series since moving to Minnesota in 1961. During the 1991 regular season the Twins had an MLB-leading 15-game win streak, which remains a club record. On June 18, 1991, the streak came to an end at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles but not before the Twins moved from fifth place to first, a lead they would not relinquish until winning baseball's championship. The Twins' winning streak of 1991 falls just seven games short of the all-time American League (AL) record of 22 consecutive regular season wins set by the Cleveland Indians in 2017.

The Twins finished 95-67, first in the AL West, which represented a turnaround from 1990, when the team finished last in the division with a 74-88 record. They were the first team to go from a last-place finish to a World Series championship. They and the Atlanta Braves were the first teams to go from last place to a pennant. The Twins defeated the Braves in seven games in a Series which has been considered one of the best to have ever been played.There was a considerable reshaping of the team in January and February, beginning when third baseman Gary Gaetti left as a free agent on January 25 and signed with the California Angels. Less than 12 hours after Gaetti's departure, the Twins signed free agent Mike Pagliarulo from the New York Yankees as a new third baseman. Two more key free agent signings followed with designated hitter Chili Davis on January 30 and St. Paul native Jack Morris on February 5. The July 1989 blockbuster trade that sent 1988 AL Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola to the New York Mets in exchange for relief pitchers Rick Aguilera and David West and starter Kevin Tapani proved to be pivotal to the 1991 season. There were only seven players still on the roster from the 1987 World Championship team, none of them pitchers: Randy Bush, Greg Gagne, Dan Gladden, Kent Hrbek, Gene Larkin, Al Newman, and future Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett. Into this framework, young stars were blended successfully, including Scott Leius to platoon with Pagliarulo at third, Shane Mack in right field, Scott Erickson, a 20-game winner with a 12-game winning streak, and A.L. Rookie of the Year second baseman Chuck Knoblauch.

2,293,842 fans attended Twins games, the eighth highest total in the American League.

1992 Minnesota Twins season

Coming off a World Series victory, the 1992 Minnesota Twins continued the team's winning spree. The team finished in second place to the Oakland Athletics and did not make it to the postseason. This would be the team's last winning season until 2001.

1994 Minnesota Twins season

The 1994 Minnesota Twins played in an abbreviated, strike-shortened season. The strike overshadowed the season's accomplishments. These included Scott Erickson's no-hitter on April 27, Chuck Knoblauch's 85-game errorless streak and league-leading 45 doubles, Kirby Puckett's 2,000th hit, and Kent Hrbek's retirement. In 113 games, Manager Tom Kelly's team finished with a record of 53-60, for fourth place in the newly created American League Central Division.

1995 Minnesota Twins season

Although the 1995 Minnesota Twins were separated from a world championship by only four years, it seemed like eons. Because of the 1994–95 Major League Baseball strike, the season got off to a late start. However, it did not end soon enough, as the team finished with a 56-88 record and in last place in its division. The team found it impossible to compete against the runaway Cleveland Indians who won 100 games despite the short season and finished 44 games ahead of the Twins. By July, the team was trading away its veterans in a fire sale. Manager Tom Kelly might have preferred that the strike had continued.

1996 American League Championship Series

The 1996 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 1996 American League playoffs, matched the East Division champion New York Yankees against the Wild Card team, the Baltimore Orioles. The Yankees had the home field advantage in the series because they had won their division and the Orioles were the Wild Card team.

1997 American League Championship Series

The 1997 American League Championship Series (ALCS) pitted the Cleveland Indians, who won coming back against the defending World Series champion New York Yankees in the AL Division Series, and the Baltimore Orioles, who went wire-to-wire and beat the Seattle Mariners in the Division Series. The Indians stunned the Orioles, winning on bizarre plays or remarkable comebacks, and won the Series four games to two, but went on to lose to the Florida Marlins in the well-fought, seesaw, seven-game battle of the 1997 World Series. The Orioles had home field advantage, which was predetermined and assigned to either the East Division champions or their opponents in the Division Series.

1997 Baltimore Orioles season

The 1997 Baltimore Orioles season saw the Orioles finishing 1st in the American League East with a record of 98 wins and 64 losses. They met the Seattle Mariners in the ALDS, and beat them in 4 games. However, in the ALCS, they would play the Cleveland Indians, where they would fall in 6 games. It would be their last winning season until 15 years later.

1997 Minnesota Twins season

The 1997 Minnesota Twins will not be remembered as the strongest team the Twins ever fielded. Manager Tom Kelly's team consisted of a few solid players, but mainly past-their-prime veterans and never-to-be-established prospects. One of the few bright spots was pitcher Brad Radke's breakout season, in which he won 20 games, at one point had 12 consecutive victories, tying a record Scott Erickson set in 1991. The team finished with a 68-94 record, good enough for fourth place in what proved to be the league's weakest division that season. The Cleveland Indians, who won the division that year, made it all the way to the World Series, but lost in seven games to the Florida Marlins.


CodeCombat is a startup educational gaming company in San Francisco, California. It makes a game-based computer science program that teaches learners JavaScript and Python.

Feedback (Derek Webb album)

Feedback (2010) is the sixth solo studio album release from singer and songwriter Derek Webb. It is Webb's first worship album: an instrumental, electronic music recording, classically composed into three movements, based strictly on the structure and content of the Lord's Prayer from the Gospel of Matthew[6:9–13]. Along with the music, Feedback encompassed additional artistic projects from photographer Jeremy Cowart, painter Scott Erickson, and filmmaker Scott Brignac.

In the Swing of Christmas

In the Swing of Christmas is Barry Manilow's third Christmas-themed album, released in 2007. It was only available at Hallmark Cards stores. You could also go to one of Barry's web sites to download the bonus track "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear".

In 2009, the album was re-released on Arista Records with two added tracks, the first one was "Christmas Is Just Around The Corner", from the animated movie A Cranberry Christmas, and the other one was "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer".

In 2008, the album was nominated for a Grammy Award in the 'Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album' category.

Co-produced by Barry Manilow and Scott Erickson, the album also features the Matt Herskowitz trio (Matt Herskowitz, David Rozenblatt and Mat Fieldes - formerly Mad Fusion)


Inusual is the 23rd studio album and the 24th album by Mexican pop singer Yuri. It was released on May 22, 2010 on Warner Music. The album was produced by Scott Erickson. The album made it to number one in Mexico in the first week after its release. The album includes 8 new songs and 5 covers. In less than a month it became a gold album in Mexico.

Scott Erickson (disambiguation)

Scott Erickson is a baseball player.

Scott Eri(c)kson may also refer to:

Scott Erickson (musician)

Scott Erickson (golfer) in U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Championship

Scott Erikson, fictional character, on List of Saved by the Bell: The New Class episodes

Scott Erickson (musician)

Scott Erickson (born 1967) is a Los Angeles-based music record producer, music composer and music arranger. Originally from Seattle, WA, Erickson has been working in the music scene in Los Angeles since his graduation from Berklee College of Music in 1992. After stints working as an assistant for The Manhattan Transfer and Al Teller (Chairman and CEO, MCA Music Entertainment Group), he landed a job working with acclaimed Arranger and Keyboard player Robbie Buchanan. From 1997-2003 he learned the craft of making records and in 2003 left Buchanan to begin his production career on his own. Since then, artists that Erickson has produced and/or arranged for include Barry Manilow, Mijares, Yuri, Carly Simon, Alison Krauss and Michelle Tumes. He also has arranged and composed music and songs for numerous Disney films and Live Entertainment shows at the Disney Theme Parks.In 2008, Erickson's production work was honored with a Grammy Nomination as a co-producer of Barry Manilow's "In the Swing of Christmas" album that also marked his first Gold Record as a producer. 2009 marked his first Platinum record with Mijares' Vivir Así which was followed shortly by the follow-up Vivir Así Vol II that was certified Gold on the day of its release April 14, 2010. Following the success of the Mijares albums he has been asked by Warner Music México to produce a new album for Yuri which is due out in Mid-June 2010.

Erickson currently works out of his studio and resides in Los Angeles, CA.

The Christmas Album (Johnny Mathis album)

The Christmas Album is the fifth Christmas album by American pop singer Johnny Mathis that was released on October 15, 2002, by Columbia Records and included his first recordings of three traditional carols ("Joy To The World", "Away in a Manger", "O Little Town of Bethlehem"), three new songs ("Heavenly Peace", "A Christmas Love Song", "Merry Christmas"), and a handful of 20th-century offerings.

In December of that year, the album reached number 23 on Billboard magazine's Top Holiday Albums chart and number 143 on the Billboard 200.The album also gave Mathis his first entry on Billboard's list of the top Adult Contemporary songs of the week since 1988's number 27 hit "I'm on the Outside Looking In", when "Frosty the Snowman" reached number 29 during the week it spent on the chart in the issue dated January 4, 2003.Mathis is pictured on the cover at the age of four years.

Vivir Así

Vivir Así (English Living like this) is the 19th studio album by Mexican pop singer Mijares. It was produced by Scott Erickson. It has the song Vivir Así written by Camilo Sesto and it is the leading single of the album. Mijares signed up with Warner Music México a new contract for his renewed career.

With Blood Comes Cleansing

With Blood Comes Cleansing was an American Christian deathcore band from Albany, Georgia.


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