Scott Rolen

Rolen in 2009, photo by mattyhill/

Birth Name: Scott Bruce Rolen

Place of Birth: Evansville, Indiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 4, 1975

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

Scott Rolen is an American professional baseball player. He was a third baseman, and played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays, and Cincinnati Reds. Scott has won eight Gold Glove awards, and is regarded as one of the greatest defensive third basemen of all time.

He is the son of McMinn and Edward Rolen. He is married to Niki, with whom he has two children.

Scott’s paternal grandfather was Edward Charles Rolen, Jr. (the son of Edward Charles Rolen and Lennie/Lenna P. Robinson). Scott’s grandfather Edward was born in Michigan. Scott’s great-grandfather Edward was born in Indiana, the son of Charles H. Roland and Arminta Tolle. Lennie was born in Michigan, the daughter of Robert Robinson and Sarah Francis Grice.

Scott’s paternal grandmother was Garnett Deattress Abbott/Abbot (the daughter of Merrill Lloyd Abbott and Rebecca Mabel Norris). Garnett was born in Washington. Merrill was born in Iowa, the son of George Allen Abbott and Hulda Jane Marsh. Rebecca was born in Iowa, the daughter of Charles Theodore Norris and Aminda Clementine McMaster.

Scott’s maternal grandfather was Glendon Holloway McMinn (the son of Clarence Glendon McMinn and Edith Emaline Andrews). Clarence was born in Texas, the son of John Holloway McMinn and Ellen Madora Clayton. Edith was born in Texas, the daughter of John Leon Andrews and Maggie Emmaline Temple.

Scott’s maternal grandmother was Ruby Pauline Wooten (the daughter of Elmer Wooten and Essie Strickland).

Sources: Genealogy of Scott’s paternal grandfather, Edward Charles Rolen, Jr. –

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