Frank Smith Stats

Frank Smith was born on Wednesday, April 4, 1928, in Pierrepont Manor, New York. Smith was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 18, 1950, with the Cincinnati Reds. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Frank Smith baseball stats page.

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"I went 2-2 on him ( Jackie Robinson ) and I knocked him down. Nobody gets knocked down on that count. He didn't say anything. He brushed himself off. The next pitch he bunted. I figured something was up. I went to field it and he ran right over me. Left his cleat marks on my shoulder. We just looked at each other. Didn't say anything. We knew that's the way the game was played." - Frank Smith in the Watertown Daily Times (June 16, 2002, Gregory Gay)

Frank Smith

Frank 'Fireball' Smith Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#116 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1991top05' title='1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Frank 'Fireball' Smith Autograph on a 1991 Topps Archives Baseball Card (#116 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Frank Thomas Smith
Nickname:
Fireball
Born On:
04-04-1928  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Pierrepont Manor, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
09-24-2005 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Malone, Florida
Cemetery:
Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, Marianna, Florida
High School:
LaFargeville Central School (LaFargeville, NY)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
04-18-1950 (Age 22)
Last Game:
05-13-1956
Draft:
Not Applicable

Frank Smith

Frank Smith Pitching Stats

1950 22 Reds 38 4 19 2 7 .222 3.87 0 0 3 90.2 392 73 39 43 12 39 - 55 1 8 2 -
1951 23 Reds 50 0 35 5 5 .500 3.20 0 0 11 76.0 315 65 27 33 7 22 - 34 1 4 0 -
1952 24 Reds 53 2 37 12 11 .522 3.75 1 0 7 122.1 513 109 51 56 13 41 - 77 1 7 0 -
1953 25 Redlegs 50 1 27 8 1 .889 5.49 0 0 2 83.2 364 89 51 64 15 25 - 42 4 3 0 -
1954 26 Redlegs 50 0 43 5 8 .385 2.67 0 0 20 81.0 328 60 24 29 15 29 0 51 0 3 0 -
1955 27 Cardinals 28 0 14 3 1 .750 3.23 0 0 1 39.0 168 27 14 18 3 23 3 17 2 5 0 -
1956 28 Redlegs 2 0 0 0 0 .000 12.00 0 0 0 3.0 13 3 4 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 -
7 Years 271 7 175 35 33 .515 3.81 1 0 44 495.2 2,093 426 210 247 67 181 3 277 9 30 2 -

Frank Smith

Frank Smith Hitting Stats

1950 22 Reds 38 21 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 9 0 - 0 1 .095 .095 .095
1951 23 Reds 50 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 3 1 - 0 1 .000 .000 .000
1952 24 Reds 53 29 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 - 12 1 - 0 0 .172 .172 .241
1953 25 Redlegs 50 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 6 2 - 0 0 .154 .154 .154
1954 26 Redlegs 50 10 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 3 - 7 2 0 1 0 .100 .357 .200
1955 27 Cardinals 28 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1956 28 Redlegs 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
7 Years 271 87 5 10 3 0 0 0 3 3 0 39 7 0 1 2 .115 .154 .149

Frank Smith

Frank Smith Fielding Stats

1950 Reds P 38 4 272 16 0.4 14 0 14 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .875 1.39
1951 Reds P 50 0 228 21 0.4 20 3 17 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .952 2.37
1952 Reds P 53 2 367 20 0.4 17 1 16 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .850 1.25
1953 Redlegs P 50 1 251 22 0.4 20 1 19 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .909 2.15
1954 Redlegs P 50 0 243 16 0.3 16 1 15 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.78
1955 Cardinals P 28 0 117 9 0.3 8 1 7 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 1.85
1956 Redlegs P 2 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
P Totals 271 7 1,487 104 0.4 95 7 88 9 4 n/a n/a n/a .913 1.72
7 Years 271 7 1,487 104 0.4 95 7 88 9 4 n/a n/a n/a .913 1.72

Frank Smith

Frank Smith Miscellaneous Stats

1950 Reds 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.3 0.0 1.41 5.46 3.87
1951 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.3 0.0 1.55 4.03 2.61
1952 Reds 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.4 0.0 1.88 5.66 3.02
1953 Redlegs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.2 13.0 1.68 4.52 2.69
1954 Redlegs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 1.4 5.0 1.76 5.67 3.22
1955 Cardinals 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.74 3.92 5.31
1956 Redlegs 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.50 3.00 6.00
7 Years 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.2 29.0 1.53 5.03 3.29

Frank Smith

Frank Smith Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1950 Cincinnati Reds 32 $3,600.00 - -
1951 Cincinnati Reds 32 $5,600.00 - -
1952 Cincinnati Reds 32 $7,500.00 - -
1953 Cincinnati Redlegs 32 $9,500.00 - -
1954 Cincinnati Redlegs 32 $10,000.00 - -
1955 St. Louis Cardinals 25 $12,000.00 - -
1956 Cincinnati Redlegs 32 $9,000.00 - -
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