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2013 Torrington Hall of Fame Inductees.....Rich Scott.

POSTED April 28, 2013
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney


Being compared to a legendary movie character during your own high school career is something pretty spectacular.

Such was the honor given to Rich Scott, a baseball player from Torrington who was widely known as "The Natural".

Some are born with great skills in a particular area, some work endlessly to get themselves to that point.

Scott just had it.

A .517 batting average in his senior year with seven home runs while striking out just once.

I think even Redford K'd more than once.

He was selected All-NVL three years straight and All-State in his junior and senior year.

On the mound, Scot was in charge. During his senior he had a scoreless inning streak of 29.1. An NVL record.

Hits more than half his time up and no runs allowed for almost three games, kind of hard to beat Torrington during those days.

Scott stayed on the scene at Fuessenich Park after high school as well and continued to impress.

As a member of the Tri-State baseball league, he was named MVP when he was just 20 and again a year later.

Pitchers feared his fast bat and his ability to hit anything they tried to get by him.

He played shortstop as well and helped guide the Rebels during a span that saw them win the league four straight years between 1992-1995.

Scott was inducted into the Tri-State Hall of Fame in 2011 and currently plays for the Torrington Dragons in the over-38 Northeast Baseball League.

Still showing off those "Natural", skills.

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