2001 Dill Howell Award

Marv Scott

                Alden Woodworth, Morley Brotman, and Marv Scott
In 2001 Marv Scott received the Dill Howell Award from the Tacoma-Pierce County Baseball-Softball Oldtimers Association. Being named the winner of this award had extra meaning for Marv as he knew Dill personally and threw as a mutual admiration between the two.

If there is anyone in Tacoma whose middle name should have been "baseball" it is Marv Scott. He has been a major league scout for the New York Mets for the past 40 years and has World Series championship rings for the seasons of 1969 and 1986. Four of Scott's signees were members of that '86 championship team and two of them, Doug Sisk and Wally Backman, were series eligible.

Marv's baseball career began in Tacoma and he played on Stadium High School's 1936 state championship team. He also played basketball at Stadium and enjoyed going to the state fnals twice with the Tigers. He played City League baseball with the great Johnson Paint team of 1937, and also with Olympic Ice Cream in the City League circuit before being signed by the St. Louis Browns to play professionally.

At Junction City, Kansas, he hit .347 to lead the league and was the starting shortstop on the All-Star team. He was then sold to Oklahoma City of the Texas League but military duty intervened and he became a Lt. in the Coast Guard, serving from 1942-1945. He returned home to play on the 1946 Tacoma Tigers team in the Class B Western International League.

A graduate of the College of Puget Sound (he also went to WSU), Scott turned to coaching in 1947 at his high school alma mater, Stadium. He had great coaching success there, winning numerous championships and developing some of the finest talent ever to perform in Tacoma. He also coached basketball at Stadium, and 1958 took him to Tacoma's new Wilson high school where he became the head basketball and baseball coach until 1966. Again, his teams consistently challenged for and captured many league titles.

His love of the game has been evident over the years and his contributions have been duly noted. Dill Howell would be proud indeed to see Marv Scott's name on his award.

NOTE: Dill Howell was a longtime supporter of local athletics and owned Howell's Sporting Goods in Tacoma for many years.