Lee Smith Trades and Transactions

The Lee Smith trades and transactions seen below include all known instances where Lee Smith has been involved in a trade or transaction of any type as it relates to baseball.

"Someday, probably after he's been retired, baseball will finally figure it out. Lee Smith was a wise, philosophical fisherman with reasonable work habits who was surrounded by bustling, silly bosses who, without knowing it, were bent on using him up, and discarding him." - Diamond Dreams: Thirty Years of Baseball Through the Lens of Walter Looss (Walter Iooss, Thomas Boswell, September 1995)
Lee Smith

Lee Smith Autograph on a 1985 Donruss (#311)
Lee Smith Autograph on a 1985 Donruss (#311)

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Birth Name: Lee Arthur Smith
Nickname: Big Lee or Lee Arthur
Born On: 12-04-1957  (Sagittarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In: Shreveport, Louisiana
Year of Death Data Died On: Still Living
Place of Death Data Died In: Still Living
Cemetery: n/a
High School: Castor High School (Castor, LA)
College: None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats: Right Throwing Arms Chart Throws: Right
Player Height Chart Height: 6-06 Player Weight Chart Weight: 225
First Game: 09-01-1980 (Age 22)
Last Game: 07-02-1997
Draft: 1975 : 2nd Round (28th)
Lee Smith

Trades & Transactions

06-03-1975 Selected by Chicago Cubs in the 2nd round of the free-agent draft (June 3, 1975 - signed June 20, 1975).
12-08-1987 Traded by Chicago Cubs to Boston Red Sox in exchange for Al Nipper and Calvin Schiraldi (December 8, 1987).
05-04-1990 Traded by Boston Red Sox to St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for Tom Brunansky (May 4, 1990).
08-31-1993 Traded by St. Louis Cardinals to New York Yankees in exchange for Rich Batchelor (August 31, 1993).
10-25-1993 Granted free agency (October 25, 1993).
01-20-1994 Signed by Baltimore Orioles (January 20, 1994).
10-24-1994 Granted free agency (October 24, 1994).
12-14-1994 Signed by California Angels (December 14, 1994).
05-27-1996 Traded by California Angels to Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Chuck McElroy (May 27, 1996).
10-29-1996 Granted free agency (October 29, 1996).
01-21-1997 Signed by Montreal Expos (January 21, 1997).
09-25-1997 Released by Montreal Expos (September 25, 1997).
01-20-1998 Signed by Kansas City Royals (January 20, 1998).

Did you know that during the physical, if a team finds out that the player received during a trade is injured they may return the player to the originating team within ten days from the date the trade was made and void the entire contract?

The Baseball Almanac trades and transactions database includes Rule 5 Draft picks, free agency information, voided trades, waiver picks, expansion draft data, amateur draft data, player refusals, bonus babies, and many other types of not readily found anywhere on the Internet.

Baseball trades & transactions, like the Lee Smith trades and transactions seen above, are an evolving field of research where new discoveries are often found and new player debuts are added to the data set almost daily.

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