Jimmy Smith (baseball)
Smith with the New York Giants in 1917.
April 15, 1895|
|Died: January 1, 1974
|September 26, 1914, for the Chicago Chi-Feds|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 3, 1922, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Runs batted in||108|
|Career highlights and awards|
James Lawrence Smith (born May 15, 1895 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – January 1, 1974 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was a Major League Baseball infielder often referred to as "Greenfield Jimmy" or "Bluejacket".
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.
- History — 2009 Penn Football
- Billy Conn Official. Retrieved Feb. 20, 2007. Archived December 11, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Bio: Leah Smith". University of Virginia. Retrieved 2015-08-16.
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.