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Pop Smith

Pop Smith
Second baseman
Born: (1856-10-12)October 12, 1856
Digby, Nova Scotia
Died: April 18, 1927(1927-04-18) (aged 70)
Boston, Massachusetts
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 1, 1880 for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
June 9, 1891 for the Washington Statesmen
Career statistics
Hits 941
Home runs 24
Runs Batted In 358
Stolen bases 169

Charles Marv "Pop" Smith (October 12, 1856 – April 18, 1927) was a Canadian Major League Baseball player from Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada. Pop played as an infielder for ten different teams over his 12-year career, spanning from 1880 to 1891.[1]

On the 17th of April, 1890, Smith became the first player to come up to the plate 6 times and not have an official-at-bat. He received 5 walks and was a hit by the pitcher in the remaining at-bat.[2]

Smith died in Boston, Massachusetts at the age of 70, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Brighton, Massachusetts.[3]

In 2005, Charles "Pop" Smith was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.[4]

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External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • SABR Biographical Project

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