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Al Smith (left-handed pitcher)

Alfred John Smith (October 12, 1907 – April 28, 1977) born in Belleville, Illinois, was a pitcher for the New York Giants (1934–37), Philadelphia Phillies (1938–39) and Cleveland Indians (1940–45).

He helped the Giants win the 1936 and 1937 National League Pennants.

He led the NL in Shutouts (4) in 1936.

His best season was in 1943 when he was named to the American League All-Star Team and finished 15th in voting for the AL MVP Award for having a 17-7 Win-Loss record, 29 games (27 started), 14 complete games, 3 shutouts, 2 games finished, 1 save, 208 ⅓ innings pitched, 186 hits allowed, 74 runs allowed, 59 earned runs allowed, 7 home runs allowed, 72 walks allowed, 72 strikeouts, 862 batters faced, a 2.55 ERA and a 1.238 WHIP.

In 12 seasons he had a 99-101 Win-Loss record, 356 games (202 started), 75 complete games, 16 shutouts, 96 games finished, 17 saves, 1,662 ⅓ innings pitched, 1,707 hits allowed, 827 runs allowed, 688 earned runs allowed, 94 home runs allowed, 587 walks allowed, 587 strikeouts, 32 hit batsmen, 27 wild pitches, 7,112 batters faced, 3 balks, a 3.72 ERA and a 1.380 WHIP.

He died in Brownsville, Texas at the age of 69.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference

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