Elmer Smith (20th-century outfielder)
|Born: September 21, 1892|
|Died: August 3, 1984 (aged 91)|
|September 20, 1914, for the Cleveland Naps|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 27, 1925, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Runs batted in||541|
|Career highlights and awards|
Elmer John Smith (September 21, 1892 – August 3, 1984) born in Sandusky, Ohio was an outfielder for the Cleveland Indians (1914–16, 1917 and 1919–21), Washington Senators (1916–17), Boston Red Sox (1922), New York Yankees (1922–23) and Cincinnati Reds (1925).
His World War I draft registration card shows that he was born in 1893 not 1892. But the information is not in the same handwriting as his signature. His Social Security Death Index shows a birth year of 1892.
He helped the Indians win the 1920 World Series and the Yankees win the 1922 American League Pennant and 1923 World Series. Smith's grand slam in Game 5 of the 1920 series was the first in World Series history.
In 10 seasons he played in 1,012 Games and had 3,195 At Bats, 469 Runs, 881 Hits, 181 Doubles, 62 Triples, 70 Home Runs, 541 RBI, 54 Stolen Bases, 319 Walks, .276 Batting Average, .344 On-base percentage, .437 Slugging Percentage, 1,396 Total Bases and 99 Sacrifice Hits.
- "Elmer Smith, 91, Outfielder Who Hit First Slam in Series". The New York Times. August 5, 1984.
- Baseball Reference player page
- Interview with baseball player Elmer Smith by Eugene C. Murdock on Nov. 17, 1973 in Shaker Heights, Ohio (1 hr., 30 min., in two parts). Available on Cleveland Public Library's Digital Gallery: Part 1 of 2, Part 2 of 2
- Elmer Smith biography at the Society for American Baseball Research
- Elmer Smith at Find a Grave
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