Bob Smith (pitcher, born 1895)

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Bob Smith
Born: (1895-04-22)April 22, 1895
Rogersville, Tennessee
Died: July 19, 1987(1987-07-19) (aged 92)
Waycross, Georgia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 19, 1923, for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
August 6, 1937, for the Boston Bees
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 106-139
Earned run average 3.94
Strikeouts 618
Career highlights and awards
  • Led National League in games finished x2, 1934, 1935

Robert Eldridge Smith (April 22, 1895 in Rogersville, Tennessee – July 19, 1987 in Waycross, Georgia), was a Major League Baseball player. He began his major league career as an infielder, playing two and a half seasons at shortstop for the Boston Braves. Smith was a below-average hitter and fielder for that time, batting .240 with 2 home runs in 221 games in 1923 and 1924 combined.

Partway through the 1925 season, Smith was converted into a pitcher. He pitched the next dozen years in the majors until 1937 for the Braves, Cincinnati Reds, and Chicago Cubs. During that time, he compiled over 100 major league wins, finishing with a career record of 106–139.

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