Tommy Smith (baseball)

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Tommy Smith
Outfielder
Born: (1948-08-01) August 1, 1948 (age 72)
Albemarle, North Carolina
Batted: LeftThrew: Right
MLB debut
September 6,  1973, for the  Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
September 10,  1977, for the  Seattle Mariners
MLB statistics
Batting average .232
Home runs 4
Runs batted in 21
Teams

Tommy Alexander Smith (born August 1, 1948 in Albemarle, North Carolina) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He played five seasons in the majors, four for the Cleveland Indians and one for the Seattle Mariners, mostly in the outfield.

Smith attended Lincoln High School and North Carolina State University, where he played college baseball for the Wolfpack. [1] In 1969, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Bourne Canalmen of the Cape Cod Baseball League. [2]

Smith was selected by the Indians in the 3rd round of the 1970 Major League Baseball Draft. He spent the next several seasons in their farm system, seeing only brief stints with the major league club in each season from 1973 until 1975. In 1976, he got his first real shot at big league playing time, playing 55 games and batting .256.

Prior to the 1977 season, Smith was selected with the 58th pick (third round) of the 1976 MLB expansion draft by the Mariners. However, even with an expansion team Smith saw very little time in the majors, playing in just 21 games, going 7-for-27 in his final major league season.

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References

  1. "North Carolina State University Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues". Baseball-Almanac.com. Archived from the original on 2005-11-23. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  2. "Major League Baseball Players From the Cape Cod League" (PDF). capecodbaseball.org. Retrieved January 9, 2020.