William Scott Earl is a retired Major League Baseball second baseman. He was raised in North Vernon, IN and graduated from Jennings County High School. He played during one season at the major league level for the Detroit Tigers. He was drafted by the Tigers in the 14th round of the 1981 amateur draft. Earl played his first professional season with their Rookie league Bristol Tigers in 1981, and split his last season between their Triple-A club, the Toledo Mud Hens and the New York Yankees' Columbus Clippers, in 1989.