Hal Smith

Hal Smith

West Frankfort, Franklin County, Illinois, USA
Death 9 Jan 2020 (aged 89)
Columbus, Colorado County, Texas, USA
Burial Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 206119506 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. For ten seasons (1955 to 1964), he played at the catcher and third baseman positions with the Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates, Houston Colt .45s and Cincinnati Reds. Born Harold Wayne Smith, he was signed as an amateur free agent by the New York Yankees in 1949. He was acquired by the St. Louis Browns in a multiplayer exchange in 1951 and received the role as starting catcher (1955) with the team after they relocated to Baltimore (1954). During his rookie year (1955), he produced a career high 115 hits. He split catching duties with Smokey Burgess with the Pirates during the 1960 season and contributed to the Pirates winning the world championship that year. During the 1960 World Series, he hit a dramatic three run home run in game 7. In 879 career regular season games, he compiled 715 hits with a lifetime .267 batting average.

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  • Added: 10 Jan 2020
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hal Smith (7 Dec 1930–9 Jan 2020), Find A Grave Memorial no. 206119506, citing Earthman Resthaven Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .