Dwight Smith (baseball)

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Not to be confused with Dwight Smith, Jr..
Dwight Smith
Born: (1963-11-08) November 8, 1963 (age 51)
Tallahassee, Florida
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 1, 1989 for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1996 for the Atlanta Braves
Career statistics
Batting average .275
Home runs 46
Runs batted in 226
Career highlights and awards

John Dwight Smith (born November 8, 1963 in Tallahassee, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played from 1989 to 1996.

In 1989, Smith finished second in balloting for National League Rookie of the Year behind teammate Jerome Walton, who collected 22 of 24 first-place votes. On July 21, 1989 Smith became the first and only rookie in MLB history to sing the National Anthem before a game against the San Francisco Giants.

Smith appeared in the 1995 World Series as a member of the Atlanta Braves, who won the Series that season over the Cleveland Indians.

His son, Dwight Smith Jr., was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft.

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