Mr. Scott played and managed in the Rangers minor league system before serving as Director of Player Development from 1984-94.
Former Texas Rangers baseball executive Marty Scott passed away early this morning following a long illness at his home in West Palm Beach, Florida, at the age of 68. 

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Mr. Scott spent 18 years in the Texas Rangers organization as a player, manager, and executive from 1977-94. He was a 25th round selection by Texas in the June 1977 MLB draft out of Dallas Baptist University and played five seasons as an infielder in the Rangers’ farm system.

Scott managed Texas’ minor league clubs from 1982-84 before being appointed as the club’s Director of Player Development in September 1984, when Tom Grieve was promoted from that position to General Manager.

During Scott’s ten-year tenure overseeing the minor leagues, the Rangers developed such players as club Hall of Famers Juan Gonzalez, Rusty Greer, Ivan Rodriguez, Kenny Rogers, and Ruben Sierra.

Scott became a successful manager with St. Paul, Fort Worth, and Lincoln in the independent Northern and Central Leagues and American Association. He also managed Triple-A New Orleans for the New York Mets and worked in player development and scouting for the Miami Marlins from 2011-17.

As a manager, his teams won four league championships and earned eight playoff appearances. Scott was inducted into the Professional Scouts Hall of Fame in 2018.

A celebration of Mr. Scott’s life is expected to be held in the Dallas-Fort Worth area at a later date.
The Texas Rangers organization extends its thoughts and prayers to Mr. Scott’s family at this very difficult time.  

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