Scotti Madison



Scotti Madison arrived on campus in 1977 with a scholarship to play both football and baseball, but it was his dominance on the diamond that ultimately propelled him to be regarded among Vanderbilt’s all-time greats. The first baseball player in school history to be selected as a first team All-American, Madison graduated with numerous school records in hand, including career and single season home runs, single season batting average and single season walks. He is also the only Vanderbilt player ever to be named to the All-SEC first team for two different positions, being honored as an outfielder in 1978 and as a catcher in 1979 and 1980. With Madison leading the way, the Commodores captured the 1980 SEC Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in school history. Madison went on to spend 10 years playing professional baseball, including stints in the major leagues with three different teams.

  • Three-time first team All-SEC selection, 1978-1980
  • First Team All-American in 1980
  • Set team’s single-season home run record in 1977 with 15
  • Shares Vanderbilt record for career home runs with Pedro Alvarez at 49
  • Hit .399 with 15 home runs in his senior season in 1980, in which Vanderbilt went 34-21-1
  • Drafted in the third round of the 1980 Amateur Draft by the Minnesota Twins
  • Led the minor league American Association in multiple batting categories in 1985, hitting .341 with a .423 on-base percentage and .590 slugging percentage as a member of the Nashville Sounds
  • Played 71 major-league games at multiple positions with Detroit, Kansas City, and Cincinnati
  • Finished major league career with 27 hits, 11 RBI and one home run