Syd Smith

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Syd Smith
Born: (1883-08-31)August 31, 1883
Smithville, South Carolina
Died: June 5, 1961(1961-06-05) (aged 77)
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 14, 1908 for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
October 18, 1915 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Batting average .247
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 40
Sidney Smith
Sport(s) College football
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1905 The Citadel
Head coaching record
Overall 2–3–1

Sydney A. Smith (August 31, 1883 – June 5, 1961) was a Major League Baseball catcher who played for five seasons. He played for the Philadelphia Athletics and the St. Louis Browns in 1908, the Cleveland Naps from 1910 to 1911, and the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1914 to 1915.

Smith was also the first head college football coach for The Citadel Bulldogs located in Charleston, South Carolina holding that position for the 1905 season.[1] His career coaching record at The Citadel was 2 wins, 3 losses, and 1 ties. This ranks him 23rd at The Citadel in total wins and 18th at The Citadel in winning percentage.[2] He was a former football and baseball player.[3]


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