Rod Scurry Essentials
Bats: L Throws: L
Height: 74 Weight: 180
Born: Saturday, March 17, 1956 in Sacramento, CA USA
Died: 11 5 1992 in Reno, NV USA
Last Game: 9/30/1988
Full Name: Rodney Grant Scurry,
Rod Scurry, pitcher for the 1980-85 Pirates. He was drafted by the Pirates in the 11th round of the 1974 amateur draft and despite the fact he made it to Double-A to start the 1976 season, he didn’t make his Major League debut until four years later. Scurry was a starter for most of his minor league career with the Pirates, but once he made it to the majors, he was put in the bullpen. He made just seven starts in his six years in Pittsburgh, all in 1981. He had a big year in 1982, posting a 1.74 ERA in 76 appearances covering 103.2 innings and he picked up a career high 14 saves. As good as his 1982 season was, his 1983 season was a major disappointment. His ERA ballooned to 5.56 and he walked 53 batters in 68 innings. Scurry turned things around in 1984, getting his ERA down to 2.53 and his WHIP was 1.08 on the season. In September of 1985 the Pirates sold him to the Yankees. He played in New York in 1986 before finishing his big league career in Seattle in 1988. In 257 games for the Pirates, he went 17-28, 3.15 with 34 saves.