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 Hilton Smith

Hilton Smith

Birth
Giddings, Lee County, Texas, USA
Death 18 Nov 1983 (aged 76)
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 25, Lot 67
Memorial ID 21227 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Negro Leagues Baseball Player. He began his professional career signing with the Negro Leagues' Kansas City Monarchs as a right-handed in 1936. He was a star pitcher on the Monarchs, possessing what may have been the best curveball in baseball history. He was credited with 20 or more wins in each of his 12 seasons, named to Negro Leagues East-West all-star game roster six times and named All-Star starting pitcher twice. As a pitcher, he had a career 161 wins, with 22 losses and was also a great hitter with a .326 career batting average. After retiring in 1948, he was a Chicago Cubs scout. In 2001, he was
inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 12 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21227
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hilton Smith (27 Feb 1907–18 Nov 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21227, citing Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .