After a solid career in Wadsworth youth leagues and at Wadsworth High (All-0hio, 1975), Scott displayed his professional potential at Toledo U, Valencia JC, Georgia Southern and in the Akron AA League as a speedy, fine hitting defensive shortstop. In the AA League, Scot helped lead Acme Ash and Akron Insulating teams to titles and was the Frank Garcia Award winner MVP in 1978. Signed by the Cubs in 1979, he made it to the "bigs" in 1981 where he developed into one of the steadiest and most productive shortstops and later second basemen, in the majors, while playing 15 years with the Cubs, White Sox, Rangers (best hitting season of .300 in 1986), Brewers, and closed out his career at second for the Red Sox and Tigers. Scott was considered best defensive shortstop in Rangers history. He had a 56-game errorless streak in 1990 and a career .264 batting average.