John Smith (NL first baseman)

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John Smith
First baseman
Born: 1858
New York City
Died: (1899-01-06)January 6, 1899
San Francisco, California
Batted: Unknown Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
May 1, 1882, for the Troy Trojans
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1882, for the Worcester Worcesters
MLB statistics
Batting average .242
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 19

John Joseph Smith (1858 – January 6, 1899) was a professional baseball player who, in 1882, played one season in the National League. In total he appeared in 54 games, all as a first baseman. He played in 35 games with the Troy Trojans and 19 with Worcester Worcesters. Smith had a .242 batting average in 219 career at bats. His listed height during his playing career was 5'11" and his weight was 210. It is unknown if he batted or threw left or right-handed. He was born in New York City, and died on January 6, 1899 at the age of 40 or 41 in San Francisco, California. He is interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, California.[1]


  1. ^ "John Smith". Retrosheet, Inc. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 

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