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Lee Smith (baseball)

Lee Smith (baseball)
Smith with the Chicago Cubs in 1985.
MLB Player information
NameLee Smith
PositionPitcher
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB debutSeptember 1, 1980 for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearanceJuly 2, 1997 for the Montreal Expos
Career statistics
Games pitched1022
Win loss record71 92
Earned run average3.03
Strikeouts1251
Saves478
Teams
* Chicago Cubs (1980 1987) * Boston Red Sox (1988 1990) * St. Louis Cardinals (1990 1993) * New York Yankees (1993) * Baltimore Orioles (1994) * California Angels (1995 1996) * Cincinnati Reds (1996) * Montreal Expos (1997)

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Lee Arthur Smith (born December 4, 1957) is an American right-handed former baseball pitcher who played 18 years in Major League Baseball (MLB) for eight teams. Pitching primarily for the Chicago Cubs, with whom he spent his first eight seasons, Lee served mostly as a relief pitcher during his career. One of the dominant closers in baseball history, Smith held the major league record for career saves from 1993 until 2006, when San Diego Padres relief pitcher Trevor Hoffman passed his final total of 478.

A native of Jamestown in Bienville Parish in north Louisiana, Smith was scouted by Buck O'Neil and drafted by the Cubs in the 1975 Major League Baseball Draft. Smith was an intimidating figure on the pitcher's mound at 6 feet, 6 inches (1.98 m) and 265 pounds (120 kg) with a 95 mile per hour (150 km/h) fastball. In 1991, Smith set a National League (NL) record with 47 saves for the St. Louis Cardinals, and was runner-up for the league's Cy Young Award; it was the second of three times he led the NL in saves, and he later led the American League (AL) once while with the Baltimore Orioles in 1994. He also set the major league career record for games finished (802), and his 1,022 career games pitched were the third-most in history when he retired; he still holds the team records for career saves for the Cubs (180), and he also held the Cardinals record (160) until 2006.

Smith has been a candidate for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame five times since 2003, but has generally received 37-45% of the necessary votes on all total ballots cast by the Baseball Writers Association of America, with 75% needed for election. After the end of his major league career, Smith spent time working as a pitching instructor at the minor-league level with the San Francisco Giants. He then served as the pitching coach for the South Africa national baseball team in the 2006 World Baseball Classic and 2009 World Baseball Classic. Lee currently continues his job as a minor-league roving pitching instructor for the Giants.

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Rau skips senior season at Eden Prairie for USHL - Minneapolis Star Tribune Tweet this news
Minneapolis Star Tribune--"It's a tough call for him to give up playing with his buddies and for his community," Eagles coach -Lee Smith- said. "And it's disappointing because the ... - Date : Mon, 15 Nov 2010 16:40:07 GMT+00:00
Duo pleads guilty for possession of crack cocaine - Austin Herald Tweet this news
Austin Herald--Tuquan -Lee Smith-, 21 of Snellville, Ga. and Eric Donte Watson, 24 of Austin, were arrested along with Quincy Lee Morrow, 23, on Oct. 27. ... - Date : Mon, 15 Nov 2010 13:20:27 GMT+00:00
Flanagan leads the way for Striders - Staines Guardian Tweet this news
Staines Guardian---...- 39 Iain Harrison 29.44, 47 Damian Macenhill 30.09, 52 Taylor Huggins 30.19, 65 Simon Ambrosi 30.51, 66 Richard -Lee---Smith- 30.52, 71 Mick Turner 31.02. ... - Date : Mon, 15 Nov 2010 14:57:33 GMT+00:00
Lee Smith pleased with return to Histon - BBC Sport Tweet this news
BBC Sport--Histon midfielder -Lee Smith- has said he is gradually adapting to life back at the Glass World. The 22-year-old returned to the Stutes having initially ... - Date : Mon, 15 Nov 2010 15:04:58 GMT+00:00
Remember When... - Blanco County News Tweet this news
Blanco County News--Mrs. Beatrice Ellison announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Angie Nell, to Dorsey -Lee Smith-, Jr., ... - Date : Wed, 11 Aug 2010 15:50:39 GMT+00:00
Bomb discovered during traffic stop in Edmonton - Globe and Mail Tweet this news
Globe and Mail--Elrond -Lee Smith- and Heath Sliter, both Edmonton residents in their 30s, are facing charges. Police allege the car they were in had been stolen in Swift ... - Date : Wed, 11 Aug 2010 13:10:16 GMT+00:00
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Sportinglife.com--Leeds coach Brian McClennan is hopeful that the injuries picked up by Rob Burrow and -Lee Smith- during his side's ... - Date : Fri, 09 Jul 2010 21:56:58 GMT+00:00
DBA to rebound - NTNews.com.au Tweet this news
NTNews.com.au--"I see a lot of turmoil but I hope I can help build bridges," -Lee Smith- said. The 47-year-old takes over the role at a time of tremendous upheaval in the ... - Date : Sun, 11 Jul 2010 16:07:30 GMT+00:00
Objectivity and Reporting on the Mideast - CBS News Tweet this news
CBS News--And as an Arab she's taking the fall for a conviction held by virtually all of her Western professional peers. By -Lee Smith-:--- - Date : Mon, 12 Jul 2010 08:21:34 GMT+00:00
Vienna & Her Ex Exchanged Racy Sex Emails Before Jake Breakup - Peace FM Online Tweet this news
Peace FM Online---Lee Smith- (left) -- Vienna's ex-BF -- has provided TMZ with what he claims is an 8-email exchange between Vienna and him dated June 14-16 ... a week before ... - Date : Fri, 09 Jul 2010 21:29:16 GMT+00:00

Final years (1993 97) :
G GS Wins Losses ERA GF SV IP Hits ER HR BB K WHIP
1022 6 71 92 3.03 802 478 1289.3 1133 434 89 486 1251 1.256

National League Rolaids Relief Man Award

1976: Eastwick * 1977: Fingers * 1978: Fingers * 1979: Sutter * 1980: Fingers * 1981: Sutter * 1982: Sutter * 1983: Holland * 1984: Sutter * 1985: Reardon * 1986: Worrell * 1987: Bedrosian * 1988: Franco * 1989: Davis * 1990: Franco * 1991: Smith * 1992: Smith * 1993: Myers * 1994: Beck * 1995: Henke * 1996: Brantley * 1997: Shaw * 1998: Hoffman * 1999: Wagner * 2000: Alfonseca * 2001: Benítez * 2002: Smoltz * 2003: Gagné * 2004: Gagné * 2005: Cordero * 2006: Hoffman * 2007: Valverde * 2008: Lidge * 2009: Bell

American League Rolaids Relief Man Award

1976: Campbell * 1977: Campbell * 1978: Gossage * 1979: Kern * 1980: Quisenberry * 1981: Fingers * 1982: Quisenberry * 1983: Quisenberry * 1984: Quisenberry * 1985: Quisenberry * 1986: Righetti * 1987: Righetti * 1988: Eckersley * 1989: Russell * 1990: Thigpen * 1991: Harvey * 1992: Eckersley * 1993: Montgomery * 1994: Smith * 1995: Mesa * 1996: Wetteland * 1997: Myers * 1998: Gordon * 1999: Rivera * 2000: Jones * 2001: Rivera * 2002: Koch * 2003: Foulke * 2004: Rivera * 2005: Rivera * 2006: Rodríguez * 2007: Putz * 2008: Rodriguez * 2009: Rivera & Nathan

300 saves club

Trevor Hoffman * Mariano Rivera * Lee Smith * John Franco * Billy Wagner * Dennis Eckersley * Jeff Reardon * Troy Percival * Randy Myers * Rollie Fingers * John Wetteland * Roberto Hernández * José Mesa * Todd Jones * Rick Aguilera * Robb Nen * Tom Henke * Goose Gossage * Jeff Montgomery * Doug Jones * Bruce Sutter

South Africa 2009 World Baseball Classic roster

1 Justin Lazarus * 2 Jonathan Phillips * 3 Robert Verschuren * 6 Martin Gordon * 7 Anthony Phillips * 9 Terence White * 11 Zaid Hendricks * 13 Jacobus Mostert * 14 Justin Erasmus * 15 Shannon Ekermans * 18 Kyle Botha * 19 Donavon Hendricks * 20 Paul Rutgers * 22 Allan Randall * 23 Brett Willemburg * 25 Darryn Smith * 26 Gavin Ray * 27 Matthew Dancer * 28 Gift Ngoepe * 30 Alessio Angelucci * 31 Dylan Lindsay * 35 Barry Armitage * 37 Jared Elario * 38 Ashley Scott * 42 Richard Holgate * 73 Hein Robb * 76 Gavin Jefferies * 88 Karl Weitz Manager Rick Magnate * Coach Lee Smith * Coach Brian McArn * Coach Mike Randall * Coach Neil Adonis * Coach Alan Phillips



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