Scott Proctor’s Biography
[dropcap]S[/dropcap]cott Christopher Proctor was born on January 2, 1977 in Stuart, Florida. His parents are Gordon and Peggy Proctor. Scott and his four siblings were raised and still live in Jensen Beach. Scott started his baseball career playing in the Jensen Beach Little League. He continued playing baseball for the American Legion and Martin County High School. Scott was drafted by the New York Mets in the seventeenth round out of high school, but opted to play at Florida State University. During his time at Florida State, the Seminoles went to the College World Series twice. After Scott’s junior year, the Los Angeles Dodgers drafted him in the fifth round. He signed with the Dodgers in 1998. After spending time working his way through the Dodger minor league system, Scott was traded to the Yankee organization in 2003. Scott made his major league debut on April 20, 2004. In his first full season at the Major League level (2006), Scott led the American League in appearances (83). He also led the Major League relievers with 102.1 innings pitched. In 2007, he split time between the LA Dodgers and NY Yankees, totaling 83 appearances between the two clubs. Scott continued playing for the Dodgers in 2008, but spent half of the season on the disabled list. The next season, he signed with the Florida Marlins; unfortunately, Scott had to undergo Tommy John surgery. The Braves signed him in 2010, where has spent most of the season in AAA recovering from the surgery. He was called back up to the big leagues on September 1, 2010, where he made his first big league appearance since Tommy John surgery and played for the Atlanta Braves! In 2012, Scott played for the Korean Baseball Organization for the Doosan Bears. After spring training stints in 2013 with the San Francisco Giants and Houston Astros, Scott retired from MLB in May, 2013.