Mark Smith (outfielder)

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Mark Smith
Born: (1970-05-07) May 7, 1970 (age 46)
Pasadena, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: May 14, 1994, for the Baltimore Orioles
NPB: 1999, for the Yakult Swallows
KBO: 2005, for the Hanwha Eagles
Last appearance
NPB: 1999, for the Yakult Swallows
MLB: September 28, 2003, for the Milwaukee Brewers
KBO: 2005, for the Hanwha Eagles
MLB statistics
Batting average .243
Home runs 32
Runs batted in 138
NPB statistics
Batting average .324
Home runs 20
Runs batted in 55
KBO statistics
Batting average .220
Home runs 6
Runs batted in 19

Mark Edward Smith (born May 7, 1970) is an American former professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates, Florida Marlins, Montreal Expos, and Milwaukee Brewers. Smith also played for the Yakult Swallows of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), and the Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO).

College career[edit]

Mark Smith played college baseball at the University of Southern California.

Professional career[edit]

Mark Smith began his professional career with the Frederick Keys in 1991.[1] His best minor league season was in 1992 with the Class AA Hagerstown Suns, where he was selected as an outfielder for the Eastern League End of Season All Star Team,

Smith played Major League Baseball between 1994 and 2003 for the Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates, Florida Marlins, Montreal Expos and Milwaukee Brewers. In 1999, he played in Japan for the Yakult Swallows. In 2005, he played in South Korea for the Hanwha Eagles,but was released on the regular season.

What may be regarded as the most noteworthy of Smith's accomplishments on the baseball diamond occurred on July 12, 1997. Smith hit a 3-run home run off of John Hudek in the bottom of the 10th inning in a 0-0 game to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 3-0 win over the Houston Astros. The home run also ended the first extra-innings combined no-hitter in MLB history. Francisco Córdova no-hit the Astros in the first 9 innings, while reliever Ricardo Rincón pitched a hitless 10th inning for the Pirates.[2]

Award for heroism[edit]

In 2001, Smith received the Steve Palermo Award for heroism from the Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.) for his actions in July 2000, when he rescued a man whose car had crashed and was on fire.[3]


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