Elmer Smith (20th-century outfielder)

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Elmer Smith
Elmer Smith - Worlds Champs.jpg
Born: (1892-09-21)September 21, 1892
Sandusky, Ohio
Died: August 3, 1984(1984-08-03) (aged 91)
Columbia, Kentucky
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 20, 1914, for the Cleveland Naps
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1925, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Batting average.276
Home runs70
Runs batted in541
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.[1]

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.

He died in Columbia, Kentucky at the age of 91 from emphysema.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Elmer Smith, 91, Outfielder Who Hit First Slam in Series". The New York Times. August 5, 1984.

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