50. Lee Smith
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: December 4, 1957 in Jamestown, LA USA
  • Weight: 220 lbs.
  • Height: 6'5"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 01, 1980
  • Final Game: July 02, 1997
  • TSN Fireman of the Year - 1983
  • Rolaids Relief Man Award - 1991
  • TSN Fireman of the Year - 1991
  • Rolaids Relief Man Award - 1992
  • TSN Fireman of the Year - 1992
  • Rolaids Relief Man Award - 1994
  • TSN Fireman of the Year - 1994
 
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Lee Smith began his career with the Chicago Cubs, where he would play his first eight seasons of his 18-year career.  Smith would be a two-time All-Star for Chicago, and he was the league leader in Saves in 1983 and was the three-time runner-up in that department as a Cub.  He would have 180 of his 478 career Saves with Chicago.

At the time of his retirement, Smith was the all-time leader in Saves, and he would be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2019 via the Veteran's Committee.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Selected in the 2nd Round of the Amateur Draft 6/3/75.
  • Departed: Traded to the Boston Red Sox for Al Nipper and Calvin Schiraldi 12/8/87.
  • Games Played: 458
  • Notable Statistics: 40-51 Record, 2.92 ERA, 342 Games Finished, 180 Saves, 681.1 Innings Pitched, 644 Strikeouts, 2.76 FIP, 1.255 WHIP, 18.6 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1983 & 1987)

    Most Saves (1983)

    Most Games Finished (1983 & 1985)
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