John Smith (AL first baseman)

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John Smith
First baseman
Born: (1906-09-27)September 27, 1906
Washington, D.C.
Died: May 9, 1982(1982-05-09) (aged 75)
Silver Spring, Maryland
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 17, 1931, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 18, 1931, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .133
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 1

John Marshall Smith (September 27, 1906 - May 9, 1982) was an utility player in Major League Baseball who played briefly for the Boston Red Sox during the 1931 season. Listed at 6'1", 180 lb., Smith was a switch-hitter and threw right-handed. He was born in Washington, D.C.

Smith appeared in four career games with Boston basically as a backup for first baseman Bill Sweeney. He posted a .133 batting average (2-for-15) with two runs and one RBI without extrabases. At first base, he collected 46 outs and did not commit an error for a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.

Smith died at the age of 75 in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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