Scott Rawson Sloan was killed in an automobile accident with three of his friends on June 18, 1992. Scott had just turned 16, but he had already made his mark on baseball in Vienna.
Scott played on one Vienna Little League and three Babe Ruth League All Star teams. He was the catcher and a leading hitter for the Babe Ruth League Prep Team that won the Virginia State Championship in 1989. He was a second-year member of the Post 185 American Legion squad and was scheduled to be Madison High School's varsity catcher in 1993. Scott had already caught the eye of professional baseball scouts.
We will never know how far Scott's strong throwing arm, quickness, keen batting eye, slashing line drives, ability to handle pitchers, and his deep understanding of the game would have taken him in baseball. But we do know that he brought an attitude to the game that is a model for others to follow.
Following his death, Scott's parents established a memorial fund intended to promote Babe Ruth League Baseball in Vienna. The Scott Rawson Sloan Life Award, supported by the Scott Rawson Sloan Memorial Fund, honors Babe Ruth baseball players for demonstrating qualities for which Scott was known, including:
o love for the game of baseball,
o demonstrated respect for other players, coaches and umpires,
o leadership by example, and
o generously teaching and sharing with other players.
As long as these qualities are honored, on and off the baseball field, Scott will never be forgotten.
.Here are the 2019 Award Winners
13s – Nathan Herman (Reds)
14s – Ryan Halloran (Phillies)
15s – Harrison Harvey (Orioles)
SL – Jonah Horan (Pirates)
For a complete list of players who have won the Sloan Award please check out the Scott Sloan page on our home page. Select the Player Info tab on the horizontal menu