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Scott, Jack (1985)




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Scott, and outstanding all-around athlete, was a playmaking guard on Ellsworth High's 1953-54 state championship basketball team. That Ellsworth team won 46 straight games against Maine competition. Scott was a shortstop in baseball. He played briefly in the minor leagues, then returned home to play for Eastern Maine semi-pro teams. Scott played

for an eccentric character named Gifford Cochran. who carved out a baseball diamond behind his estate — complete with fences, electric scoreboard and a generous supply of new balls any time the baseball got soiled.

Scott also played alongside Skip Chappelle on the Jacks Five semi pro basketball team in Old Town. The Jacks hosted top clubs from around New England.

Scott coached basketball at Georges Valley High and returned to his hometown of Ellsworth, where he coached sons Dick and Jim. Son Mike was a standout baseball player at Boston College, Dick is currently an infielder in the New York Yankees

organization, and Tim. a basketball player like his father, plays on the Mount Desert American Legion team. Jack Scott is an assistant coach for the Mount Desert nine.



Jack Scott

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