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Classic catches up with Mike Scott

Updated: March 8, 2001, 6:25 PM ET
By Phillip Lee | Special to ESPN Classic

Mike Scott was one of the dominant pitchers of the mid-to-late eighties. After a non-descript start with the New York Mets, Scott was traded to the Houston Astros. As a member of the Astros, he learned the split-finger fastball and it changed his career. From 1985-89, Scott was as good as any pitcher in the majors. His best season came in 1986 when he won the NL Cy Young and had a league-best 2.22 ERA. He was also voted the 1986 NLCS MVP despite being from the losing team. Scott also pitched a ...

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