George Smith (second baseman)

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George Smith
Second baseman
Born: (1937-07-07)July 7, 1937
St. Petersburg, Florida
Died: June 15, 1987(1987-06-15) (aged 49)
St. Petersburg, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 4, 1963 for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
September 17, 1966 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Batting average .205
Home runs 9
Runs batted in 57
Teams

George Cornelius Smith (July 7, 1937 – June 15, 1987) was a second baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1963 through 1966 for the Detroit Tigers (1963–1965) and Boston Red Sox (1966). He played in the Negro leagues for the Indianapolis Clowns and the Chicago American Giants in 1952 and 1956–1957.[1] Listed at 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m), 170 lb., Smith batted and threw right-handed. A native of St. Petersburg, Florida, he attended Michigan State University.

In a four-season career, Smith was a .205 hitter (130-for-634) with nine home runs and 57 RBI in 217 games, including 64 runs, 27 doubles, six triples and nine stolen bases.

Smith died at the age of 49 in his hometown of St. Petersburg, Florida.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clark, Dick; Lester, Larry (1994), The Negro Leagues Book, Cleveland, Ohio: Society for American Baseball Research, pp. 223, 256 

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