|Catcher, Outfielder, First Base, Designated Hitter|
January 3, 1943 |
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|April 13, 1966 for the Atlanta Braves|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 11, 1976 for the California Angels|
|Runs batted in||37|
Henry Adrian "Smokey" Garrett, Jr. (born January 3, 1943, in Brooksville, Florida) is a former professional baseball player who played eight seasons for the Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics, and California Angels of Major League Baseball. Garrett later played for the Hiroshima Carp in Japan, hitting 102 home runs in three seasons. Hiroshima won the 1979 Japan Series against Charlie Manuel and the Kintetsu Buffaloes. During the course of his career, for all seasons in all leagues, Garrett slugged a total of 424 home runs. This is broken down as follows: U.S. Minor Leagues: 280, Japan: 102, Venezuelan Winter League: 31 (Regular & Post-Season) and Major Leagues: 11. He also totaled 3,691 Total Bases and drove in 1,388 runs.
Garrett's younger brother, Wayne Garrett, won the 1969 World Series with the New York Mets. Garrett served as hitting coach for the Louisville Bats, the Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, from 2003 through 2011. He served in this capacity for the 2011 season, along with Pitching Coach Ted Power and Manager Rick Sweet. In 2012 & 2013, Garrett's role was that of a part-time instructor for Cincinnati during spring training, post-draft mini-camp, instructional league and the regular season.
Halls of Fame
Garrett is a member two Baseball Halls of Fame: the Tacoma (WA) Baseball Hall of Fame and the Appleton (WI) Baseball Hall of Fame.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube
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