Eddie Smith (baseball)

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For the 1880s-90s pitcher, see Edgar Smith (pitcher).
Eddie Smith
Pitcher
Born: (1913-12-14)December 14, 1913
Mansfield Township, New Jersey
Died: January 2, 1994(1994-01-02) (aged 80)
Willingboro Township, New Jersey
Batted: Switch Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 20, 1936 for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
September 20, 1947 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Pitching Record 73-113
Earned run average 3.82
Strikeouts 694
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • All star in 1941 and 1942

Edgar Smith (December 14, 1913 – January 2, 1994) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Athletics (1936–1939), Chicago White Sox (1939–1943, 1946–1947) and Boston Red Sox (1947). Smith was a switch-hitter and threw left-handed. He was born in Mansfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey.

In a 10-season career, Smith posted a 73–113 record with 694 strikeouts and a 3.82 ERA in 1,59523 innings pitched.

Joe DiMaggio started his 56 game hitting streak on May 15, 1941 by getting one hit in four at bats against Smith.[1]

Smith died in Willingboro Township, New Jersey, at the age of 80.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baseball’s Top 100: The Game’s Greatest Records, p.5, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7

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