In his third major league game last month, rookie George Scott of the Boston Red Sox struck out five times. "I'm not discouraged," the 22-year-old Scott said after the game. A few days later playing in Yankee Stadium—"I've only seen this place in books," he said before the game—Scott hit a home run into the third deck in left field off Whitey Ford, who said later that it was one of the three longest homers ever hit off him. Last week Scott, a right-handed hitter who stands 6 feet 2 inches and weighs 215 pounds, hit five home runs and drove in 10 runs with 10 hits in 26 at bats. He led the league in home runs with 10, was second in RBIs with 22 and was hitting .329. Red Sox Pitching Coach Sal Maglie said, "I was with the Giants when Willie Mays came up, but I've never seen anyone break into the big leagues like Scott. He has more power than Mays." After George hit two home runs last week to beat Detroit, one Tiger pitcher said: "We're going to have to start knocking this kid down." Scott, a native of Greenville, Miss., played last year at Pittsfield, Mass. in the Eastern League, and in his last time at bat for the season he hit a home run that 1) won the game, 2) gave Pitts-field the league championship, 3) won Scott the triple crown and 4) cinched for Scott the MVP award. Playing in Fenway Park, a right-handed hitter's paradise, Scott is, according to teammate Carl Yastrzemski, "a definite threat to Roger Maris'record of 61 home runs."