Bob Smith (1920s/30s pitcher)
April 22, 1895|
|Died: July 19, 1987
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|April 19, 1923 for the Boston Braves|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 6, 1937 for the Boston Braves|
|Earned run average||3.94|
|Career highlights and awards|
Robert Eldridge Smith (April 22, 1895 in Rogersville, Tennessee – July 19, 1987 in Waycross, Georgia), was a Major League Baseball player. He began his major league career as an infielder, playing two and a half seasons at shortstop for the Boston Braves. Smith was a below-average hitter and fielder for that time, batting .240 with 2 home runs in 221 games in 1923 and 1924 combined.
Partway through the 1925 season, Smith was converted into a pitcher. He pitched the next dozen years in the majors until 1937 for the Braves, Cincinnati Reds, and Chicago Cubs. During that time, he compiled over 100 major league wins, finishing with a career record of 106–139.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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