Paul Smith (smithpa01)

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Paul Stoner Smith

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Biographical Information[edit]

Paul Smith played ten games for the Cincinnati Reds near the end of the 1916 season, at age 28. He was a left fielder. He had a longer career in the minors, most notably hitting over .300 during four different seasons for the Montreal Royals, and finishing as the second-highest hitter on the team in three of the four seasons.

Despite the quote below, he never appeared in the majors with the Chicago Cubs. Also, contrary to the quote below, he was 22 when he played for Canton.

Because his middle name is Stoner, he makes the "All Stoner" team, along with Lil Stoner and Tobi Stoner. Paul is not to be confused with a later player also named Paul Smith, whose middle name was Leslie. The second Paul Smith also played some left field, but was mostly a first baseman.

"Paul Smith, left fielder of the Canton team of the Illinois-Missouri league, was purchased the other day by President Murphy of the Cubs for $500. James Murphy, a brother of the president, located the nineteen-year old player on a scouting trip. Smith is six feet one Inch tall, weighs 190 pounds, and has been batting close to the .320 mark. It is his first year in professional baseball and he will remain with Canton until the Illinois-Missouri league season closes." - from an article on his call-up in 1910 [1]

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