Red Smith (minors03)

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Roy Lee Smith

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 185 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Roy Lee "Red" Smith was a minor league catcher/manager who managed the Alexandria Aces in 1950 and 1956 and the New Iberia Pelicans in 1955.

Smith later scouted for the California Angels (1968-1969, 1974-1977) and Montreal Expos (1970-1973).

In the off-season, Smith was an engineer with the Texas & Pacific Railroad. He was given annual six-month leaves of absence so he could remain in organized baseball. In 1957, however, he was informed that he would lose his seniority if he didn't return to work by July 15th, so he left his managing job.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1950 Alexandria Aces Evangeline League 71-67 5th none
1955 New Iberia Pelicans Evangeline League 77-62 1st Atlanta Crackers Lost in 1st round
1956 Alexandria Aces Evangeline League 55-67 5th Shreveport Sports
1957 Topeka Hawks Western League 50-30 -- Milwaukee Braves -- replaced by Bill Dossey (37-34) on July 14

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