Tony Smith

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Anthony Smith

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 150 lb.

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Tony Smith played three years in the major leagues. He was the regular shortstop for the Brooklyn Superbas in 1910, during Zack Wheat's first full season with the team. He led the National League in range factor at shortstop that year. He also played in 51 games at shortstop for the Washington Senators in 1907, behind Dave Altizer's 80 games at shortstop. It was Walter Johnson's rookie year with the Senators.

Smith spent 14 years in the minors, including parts of five years with the Galveston Sand Crabs (also known as the Galveston Pirates) and parts of five years with the Sioux City Packers (also known as the Sioux City Indians). His .329 batting average and 45 doubles with Sioux City in 1909 presumably got him the job with the Superbas. He hit around .320 two other years with Sioux City. He managed part of one year at Galveston, one of their eight skippers in '05. Many years later he died in Galveston, TX.

Tony had been drafted from Sioux City by the Chicago Cubs in 1909 but never appeared with them. He was traded by the Cubs to Brooklyn in April of 1910.

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