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Full Name: James Lawrence Smith Primary Position: SS,2B
Height/Weight: 5' 9"/152 First Game: September 26, 1914
Birthdate: May 15, 1895 Final Game: September 3, 1922
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania MLB Experience: 8 years
Died: January 1, 1974
Deathplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bat/Throw: Both/Right


Biography

Jimmy Smith (James Lawrence Smith) was born on May 15, 1895 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He made his Major League debut on September 26, 1914 for the Chicago Whales. In 1915, his rookie year, he hit .207 with 5 home runs and 41 RBI. Smith played for the Chicago Whales, Baltimore Terrapins, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Giants, Boston Braves, Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies over the course of his 8 year career.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1914 CHI F 3 6 1 3 0 1 .500 .500 .667 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1915 CHI F 95 318 32 69 4 30 .217 .250 .314 11 4 14 65 0 7 4 0 0
1915 BAL F 33 108 9 19 1 11 .176 .258 .231 1 1 11 23 1 1 3 0 0
1915 TOT F 128 426 41 88 5 41 .207 .252 .293 12 5 25 88 1 8 7 0 0
1916 PIT N 36 96 4 18 0 5 .188 .257 .219 1 1 6 22 3 1 0 0 0
1917 NY N 36 96 12 22 0 9 .229 .295 .302 5 1 9 18 0 4 6 0 0
1918 BOS N 34 102 8 23 1 14 .225 .255 .363 3 4 3 13 1 6 1 0 0
1919 CIN N 28 40 9 11 1 10 .275 .341 .525 1 3 4 8 0 4 1 0 0
1921 PHI N 67 247 31 57 4 22 .231 .266 .320 8 1 11 28 1 11 2 0 0
1922 PHI N 38 114 13 25 1 6 .219 .258 .254 1 0 5 9 1 6 1 0 1
Total NL 239 695 77 156 7 66 .224 .271 .311 19 10 38 98 6 32 11 0 1
Total FL 131 432 42 91 5 42 .211 .255 .299 13 5 25 88 1 8 7 0 0
Total 370 1127 119 247 12 108 .219 .265 .306 32 15 63 186 7 40 18 0 1

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1914 CHI F SS 3 0 0 3 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1915 CHI F SS 92 0 0 187 246 46 28 0 0 0 0 0 .904
1915 CHI F 2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1915 BAL F SS 33 0 0 86 87 23 9 0 0 0 0 0 .883
1915 TOT F SS 125 0 0 273 333 69 37 0 0 0 0 0 .898
1916 PIT N SS 27 0 0 51 66 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 .929
1916 PIT N 3B 6 0 0 7 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .864
1917 NY N 2B 29 0 0 38 64 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 .971
1917 NY N SS 7 0 0 15 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .971
1918 BOS N SS 9 0 0 28 31 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 .868
1918 BOS N OF 6 0 0 14 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .875
1918 BOS N 2B 10 0 0 17 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1918 BOS N 3B 5 0 0 6 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .938
1919 CIN N OF 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
1919 CIN N 3B 6 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1919 CIN N 2B 4 0 0 6 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .917
1919 CIN N SS 5 0 0 9 16 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1921 PHI N 2B 66 61 0 125 239 11 19 0 0 0 0 0 .971
1922 PHI N SS 23 14 97.1 43 56 5 13 0 0 0 0 0 .952
1922 PHI N 2B 13 11 39.2 24 38 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 .954
1922 PHI N 3B 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total 2B 123 72 39.2 210 357 19 30 0 0 0 0 0 .968
Total SS 199 14 97.1 422 526 94 66 0 0 0 0 0 .910
Total 3B 18 0 1 15 26 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .911
Total OF 10 0 0 15 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .833

Transactions

  • Sold by Baltimore Terrapins to Pittsburgh Pirates with Otto Knabe (February 10, 1916).
  • Claimed on waivers by New York Giants from Pittsburgh Pirates (January, 1917).
  • Sold by New York Giants to Boston Braves (February 25, 1918).
  • Traded by Boston Braves with cash to Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Walter Holke (February 22, 1919).
  • Sold by Cincinnati Reds to Philadelphia Phillies (June 28, 1921).

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