Dwight Smith (baseball)

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Dwight Smith
Born: (1963-11-08) November 8, 1963 (age 55)
Tallahassee, Florida
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 1, 1989, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1996, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
Batting average .275
Home runs 46
Runs batted in 226
Career highlights and awards

John Dwight Smith (born November 8, 1963) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder with the Chicago Cubs, California Angels, Baltimore Orioles and the Atlanta Braves between 1989 and 1996. He was born in Tallahassee, Florida.

In 1989, playing for the Chicago Cubs, Smith finished second in balloting for National League Rookie of the Year behind teammate Jerome Walton, who collected 22 of 24 first-place votes. Smith hit .324 as a rookie, getting 111 hits, which would turn out to be a career-high. He went 3-for-15 for the Cubs in the 1989 National League Championship Series, which they dropped to the San Francisco Giants.

On July 21, 1989 at Wrigley Field, Smith became the first and only rookie in MLB history to sing the National Anthem before a game against the San Francisco Giants.

Smith appeared in the 1995 World Series as a member of the Atlanta Braves, who won the Series that season over the Cleveland Indians.

His son, Dwight Smith Jr., was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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