Scott Servais, Manager, Seattle Mariners
Date of Birth: 6/4/1967
Birthplace: LaCross, Wisconsin
College: Creighton University
Scott Servais, manager of the Seattle Mariners, played baseball in high school and college before becoming a major league player. He also played in the 1986 Amateur World Series, the 1987 Pan American Games, and with the 1988 US Olympics team.
Servais was drafted by the Houston Astros in 1988. He first joined the Astros in 1991 for 16 games. He stayed with the Astros until June, 1995, when he was traded to the Chicago Cubs. He had his best playing years with the Cubs, playing in over 100 games each of those years. In 1996, he had career highs in games played (129), hits (118), and RBIs (63). The following season, he had a career high 21 doubles in 122 games.
In January, 1999, Servais signed with the San Francisco Giants but he stayed with them for only one season. He signed with the Colorado Rockies in December, 1999. He returned to the Giants at the end of August, 2000, when they claimed him off waivers. He signed with the Detroit Tigers in January, 2001, but he was released on March 23rd. Five days later, he returned to the Astros and played in 11 games with them in his last season as a major league player.
Career batting statistics for Servais as a major league player from 1991 through 2001 include:
- 820 games played
- 611 hits
- 130 doubles
- 63 home runs
- 319 RBIs
- 407 strikeouts to 183 walks
- .245 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Servais as a major league catcher include:
- 705 games played
- 352 assists
- 4,306 putouts
- 45 errors
- .270 caught stealing percentage
- .990 fielding percentage
After retiring as a major league player, Servais worked in the front office of the Texas Rangers. In 2011, he was hired as the Los Angeles Angels' assistant general manger. His current position with the Mariners is his first managerial position.
In 2016, his first year as the Mariners' manager, Servais led the team to a second place finish in the American League West division. They finished with 86 wins to 76 losses.