Scott Douglas Sanderson (July 22, 1956 – April 11, 2019) was a professional baseball pitcher with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He played for the Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, California Angels, San Francisco Giants, and Chicago White Sox in Major League Baseball (MLB). He worked as a sports agent and a radio broadcaster after retiring from professional baseball.
Sanderson went to Vanderbilt University and Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, Illinois. Sanderson only appeared in 28 minor league games before getting promoted to the majors.
In his first season with the Expos in 1978, Sanderson was 4–2 with a 2.51 ERA in nine starts. Sanderson stayed in the starting lineup for the next five seasons, averaging more than 10 victories every season, including sixteen in 1980. In December 1983, he was traded to the Cubs as part of a three-team transaction.
After his career as a professional baseball player came to an end, Sanderson became an agent. Sanderson’s firm includes offices in Atlanta and Chicago, where he spent most of his time growing up. Frank Thomas, Josh Beckett, and Lance Berkman were among his clientele at one point or another.
Sanderson temporarily worked as a radio announcer for WGN during Cubs broadcasts in 1997. (AM). While Cubs color commentator Ron Santo was out due to injured voice chords, Sanderson worked two-weekend games of Cubs broadcasts on WGN as a color commentator with radio play-by-play announcer Pat Hughes.
Sanderson has two children, a boy, and a daughter, and was married. He also liked competing in golf competitions all across the country. Sanderson had his voice box removed and suffered a stroke in his final years. On April 11, 2019, he died of cancer at the age of 62.