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Full Name: Willie Smith Primary Position: OF,LF,1B
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/182 First Game: June 18, 1963
Birthdate: February 11, 1939 Final Game: September 30, 1971
Birthplace: Anniston, Alabama MLB Experience: 9 years
Died: January 16, 2006
Deathplace: Anniston, Alabama
Bat/Throw: Left/Left


Biography

Willie Smith (Willie Smith) was born on February 11, 1939 in Anniston, Alabama. He made his Major League debut on June 18, 1963 for the Detroit Tigers. In 1964, his rookie year, he hit .301 with 11 home runs and 51 RBI. Smith played for the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels, California Angels, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds over the course of his 9 year career.

Most people believe that Willie Smith's best season was 1965, when he knocked in 57 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1963 DET A 17 8 2 1 0 0 .125 .125 .125 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1964 LA A 118 359 46 108 11 51 .301 .317 .465 14 6 8 39 2 1 7 1 8
1965 CAL A 136 459 52 120 14 57 .261 .308 .423 14 9 32 60 1 1 9 10 5
1966 CAL A 90 195 18 36 1 20 .185 .239 .236 3 2 12 37 3 2 1 2 0
1967 CLE A 21 32 0 7 0 2 .219 .242 .281 2 0 1 10 0 0 0 0 1
1968 CLE A 33 42 1 6 0 3 .143 .213 .190 2 0 3 14 1 0 0 2 1
1968 CHI N 55 142 13 39 5 25 .275 .333 .465 8 2 12 33 1 1 0 2 1
1968 Total 88 184 14 45 5 28 .245 .305 .402 10 2 15 47 2 1 0 4 2
1969 CHI N 103 195 21 48 9 25 .246 .330 .441 9 1 25 49 0 2 1 3 3
1970 CHI N 87 167 15 36 5 24 .216 .267 .371 9 1 11 32 1 2 2 0 2
1971 CIN N 31 55 3 9 1 4 .164 .207 .255 2 0 3 9 0 0 0 0 4
Total NL 276 559 52 132 20 78 .236 .301 .408 28 4 51 123 2 5 3 5 10
Total AL 415 1095 119 278 26 133 .254 .291 .388 35 17 56 161 7 4 17 15 15
Total 691 1654 171 410 46 211 .248 .295 .395 63 21 107 284 9 9 20 20 25

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1963 DET A P 11 2 21.2 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1.000
1964 LA A OF 87 80 717.1 128 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .977
1964 LA A P 15 1 31.2 1 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.000
1964 LA A LF 57 50 449.2 79 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1964 LA A CF 3 2 16 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .750
1964 LA A RF 31 28 251.2 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1965 CAL A LF 122 108 976 196 10 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1965 CAL A 1B 2 1 12 9 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .917
1965 CAL A OF 122 108 977 187 10 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .980
1965 CAL A RF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1966 CAL A OF 52 40 341 71 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1966 CAL A LF 32 26 219 36 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1966 CAL A RF 22 14 122 23 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1967 CLE A OF 4 3 27 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .800
1967 CLE A LF 4 3 27 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .800
1967 CLE A 1B 3 1 10 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1968 CLE A 1B 7 4 43.1 51 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1968 CLE A LF 1 1 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1968 CLE A P 2 0 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1968 CLE A OF 1 1 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1968 CHI N 1B 4 1 15 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1968 CHI N OF 38 36 281.1 42 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1968 CHI N P 1 0 2.2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1968 CHI N LF 38 36 281.1 40 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1968 Total LF 39 37 289.1 41 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1968 Total OF 39 37 289.1 43 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1968 Total 1B 11 5 58.1 67 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1968 Total P 3 0 7.2 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1969 CHI N LF 32 30 212 29 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .935
1969 CHI N 1B 24 16 152.2 159 9 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 .994
1969 CHI N OF 33 30 212.1 26 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .929
1969 CHI N RF 1 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1970 CHI N OF 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1970 CHI N 1B 43 32 302.1 318 11 2 32 0 0 0 0 0 .994
1970 CHI N LF 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1971 CIN N 1B 10 9 80 80 9 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total CF 3 2 16 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .750
Total P 29 3 61 5 12 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 1.000
Total LF 287 254 2175 385 15 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 .976
Total RF 55 42 375 72 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .987
Total 1B 93 64 615.1 641 34 4 62 0 0 0 0 0 .994
Total OF 338 298 2566 459 17 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 .975

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1963 DET A 11 2 1 0 4.57 16 13 11 0 0 2 21.2 24 2 13 2 0 0
1964 LA A 15 1 1 4 2.84 20 13 10 0 0 0 31.2 34 5 10 1 2 1
1968 CLE A 2 0 0 0 .00 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 1 0 0 0
1968 CHI N 1 0 0 0 .00 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 0 0 0 0 1 0
1968 Total 3 0 0 0 .00 3 0 0 0 0 0 7.2 2 0 1 0 1 0
Total NL 1 0 0 0 .00 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total AL 28 3 2 4 3.24 37 26 21 0 0 2 58.1 60 7 24 3 2 1
Total 29 3 2 4 3.10 39 26 21 0 0 2 61 60 7 24 3 3 1

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by Detroit Tigers (1960).
  • Traded by Detroit Tigers to Los Angeles Angels in exchange for Julio Navarro (April 28, 1964).
  • Sold by California Angels to Cleveland Indians (October 13, 1966).
  • Traded by Cleveland Indians to Chicago Cubs in exchange for Lou Johnson (June 28, 1968).
  • Traded by Chicago Cubs to Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Danny Breeden (November 30, 1970).

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