Dwight Smith (baseball)
November 8, 1963 |
|May 1, 1989, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 29, 1996, for the Atlanta Braves|
|Runs batted in||226|
|Career highlights and awards|
John Dwight Smith (born November 8, 1963) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder with the Chicago Cubs, California Angels, Baltimore Orioles and the Atlanta Braves between 1989 and 1996. He was born in Tallahassee, Florida.
In 1989, playing for the Chicago Cubs, Smith finished second in balloting for National League Rookie of the Year behind teammate Jerome Walton, who collected 22 of 24 first-place votes. Smith hit .324 as a rookie, getting 111 hits, which would turn out to be a career-high. He went three-for-15 for the Cubs in the 1989 National League Championship Series, which they dropped to the San Francisco Giants.
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