Bobby Gene Smith
|Bobby Gene Smith|
May 28, 1934 |
Hood River, Oregon
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|April 16, 1957 for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 17, 1965 for the Los Angeles Angels|
|Runs batted in||96|
Bobby Gene Smith (born May 28, 1934 in Hood River, Oregon), is a retired American professional baseball player, an outfielder who appeared in 376 games in the Major Leagues between 1957–1965 for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets, and Los Angeles Angels. He threw and batted right-handed, stood 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall and weighed 180 pounds (82 kg).
Smith was an original member of the Mets, drafted with the 32nd selection in the 1961 Major League Baseball expansion draft. However, he only spent two weeks of the 1962 season with the team. He was dealt to the Cubs on April 26, then sent on to his original team, the Cardinals, on June 5, and spent the rest of the campaign as a late-inning replacement for veteran Cardinals superstar Stan Musial in left field.
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