Bobby Gene Smith

Bobby Gene Smith

Bobby Gene Smith
Born: (1934-05-28) May 28, 1934 (age 80)
Hood River, Oregon
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 16, 1957 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
July 17, 1965 for the Los Angeles Angels
Career statistics
Batting average .243
Home runs 13
Runs batted in 96

Bobby Gene Smith (born May 28, 1934 in Hood River, Oregon), is a retired American professional baseball player, an outfielder who appeared in 376 games in the Major Leagues between 19571965 for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets, and Los Angeles Angels. He threw and batted right-handed, stood 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall and weighed 180 pounds (82 kg).

Smith was an original member of the Mets, drafted with the 32nd selection in the 1961 Major League Baseball expansion draft. However, he only spent two weeks of the 1962 season with the team. He was dealt to the Cubs on April 26, then sent on to his original team, the Cardinals, on June 5, and spent the rest of the campaign as a late-inning replacement for veteran Cardinals superstar Stan Musial in left field.

In 1958, he was one of three Bob Smiths in the Majors, along with pitchers Robert Gilchrist Smith of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Robert Walkup "Riverboat" Smith of the Boston Red Sox.

Bobby Gene Smith's 234 Major-League hits included 35 doubles, five triples and 13 home runs.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)