Nate Smith (baseball)

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Nate Smith
Catcher
Born: (1935-04-26) April 26, 1935 (age 80)
Chicago, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 19, 1962 for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1962 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics
Batting average .222
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 0
Teams

Nathaniel Beverly Smith (born April 26, 1935) is an American former professional baseball player, a catcher whose career was confined to minor league baseball except for a five-game Major League stint with the Baltimore Orioles at the end of the 1962 season. He threw and batted right-handed, stood 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall and weighed 170 pounds (77 kg).

Smith attended Tennessee State University. His professional career (1956–1959; 1961–1964) was spent in the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers' organization until the Orioles purchased his contract from the Triple-A Omaha Dodgers in September 1962. In his first MLB at bat, Smith pinch hit for Oriole pitcher Wes Stock and singled off left-hander Ted Bowsfield of the Los Angeles Angels.[1] He would collect one more hit, a double off another lefty, Jack Kralick of the Minnesota Twins, in his last MLB game.[1]

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