Al Smith (smithal03)

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Alfred John Smith

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Biographical Information[edit]

Al Smith pitched 12 seasons in the majors, having notable ups and downs. In his best years, he went 15-7 for the 1940 Cleveland Indians and 17-7 for the 1943 Cleveland Indians. However, the first half of his career was spent in the National League and he went to both the 1936 and 1937 World Series with the New York Giants.

In the minors as a young player in 1932 he was 17-8 for Winston-Salem/High Point. In 1939 he went 16-2 for Buffalo, and in 1946 he was 18-11 for Sacramento.

He is not to be confused with another, earlier, pitcher of the same name and a later position player of the same name.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • AL All-Star (1943)
  • NL Shutouts Leader (1936)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 2 (1940 & 1943)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1936, 1941 & 1943)

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