Jack Smith (outfielder)

Jack Smith
Born: (1895-06-23)June 23, 1895
Chicago, Illinois
Died: May 2, 1972(1972-05-02) (aged 76)
Westchester, Illinois
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 30, 1915, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
July 7, 1929, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Batting average .287
Home runs 40
Runs batted in 382

Jack Smith (June 23, 1895 – May 2, 1972) was a center fielder/right fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1915–1926) and Boston Braves (1926-1929). Smith batted and threw left-handed. He was born in Chicago.

In a 15-season career, Smith posted a .287 batting average (1301-for-4532) with 783 runs, 40 home runs, 382 RBI and 228 stolen bases in 1406 games played.

Smith died in Westchester, Illinois, at the age of 76.

Best Season


  • Collected 228 stolen bases
  • 6-times stole 20 or more bases (a career-high 32 in 1923)
  • Posted six .300 seasons (four straight, in 1920-23)
  • Had five straight hits as a pinch-hitter (1917)
  • Led National League with nine pinch-hits (1928)
  • As a right fielder, made an unassisted double play (August 25, 1925)

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