Jimmy Smith (baseball)
Jimmy Smith in 1917
May 15, 1895|
|Died: January 1, 1974
|Batted: Both||Threw: Right|
|September 26, 1914 for the Chicago Chi-Feds|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 3, 1922 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Runs batted in||108|
Smith was a switch hitter and threw right-handed. His major league debut came on September 26, 1914, with the Chicago Chi-Feds. In 1919, he won the World Series with the Cincinnati Reds, and he went on to play his final game with the Philadelphia Phillies on September 3, 1922.
Smith had four children: Mary Louise, Jimmy Jr., Nora, and Tommy. Jimmy Jr. played baseball for the University of Pennsylvania, and some professional baseball in the minor leagues with the Gladewater Bears, a team in the Texas League. Tommy played basketball at Pennsylvania and then attended the Wharton school of business. Jimmy Jr. had a son, Jimmy Smith III, who was an All-Ivy League football player at the University of Pennsylvania. Jimmy Smith III signed a contract to play with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1983 but was released after a knee injury. 
- "Jimmy Smith Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved February 15, 2012.
- Kulina, Anita. Millhunks and Renegades: A Portrait of a Pittsburgh Neighborhood. Brandt Street Press, January 1, 2003. Retrieved July 28, 2007.
- Billy Conn Official. Retrieved Feb. 20, 2007.[dead link]
A rematch against Joe Louis in 1942 had to be abruptly canceled after Conn broke his hand in a much-publicized fight with his father-in-law, major league ballplayer "Greenfield" Jimmy Smith.