Jack Smith (outfielder)


Jack Smith (outfielder)

Jack Smith (June 23, 1895 - May 2, 1972) was a center fielder/right fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1915-1926 ["start"] ) and Boston Braves (1926 ["end"] -1929). Smith batted and threw left handed. He was born in Chicago, Illinois.

In a 15-season career, Smith posted a .287 batting average (1301-for-4532) with 783 runs and 228 stolen bases in 1406 games played. Smith died in Westchester, Illinois, at age of 76.

Best Season

*1922: .310 BA, 117 runs, 46 RBI, 158 hits, 23 doubles, 12 triples, eight home runs

Highlights

*Collected 228 stolen bases
*6-time stole 20 or more bases (a career-high 32 in 1923)
*Posted seven .300 seasons (four straight, in 1920-23)
*Had five straight hits as a pinch-hitter (1917)
*Led National League with nine pinch-hits (1928)
*As a right fielder, made an unassisted double play (August 25, 1925)

ources

* [http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/S/Smith_Jack.stm Baseball Library]
* [http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/smithja03.shtml Baseball Reference]


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