Home » Sports » Team Sports » Baseball

Baseball

Did Lee Smith Always Want to Play Baseball?

Lee Arthur Smith is an American former professional baseball pitcher who spent 18 years with eight different organizations in Major League Baseball. He was a dominant closer throughout his career, largely as a reliever, and held the big league record for career saves from 1993 until 2006, when Trevor Hoffman passed him with 478. The …

Did Lee Smith Always Want to Play Baseball? Read More »

Hall of Fame pitcher Lee Smith didn’t play baseball until he was a junior in high school, only tried out to win a $10 bet, and only started pitching after his team’s star pitcher was killed in a hunting accident. His first start was a no hitter

Lee Smith makes the Hall of Fame after reluctantly playing baseball By Robert Grayson If there’s one guy a batter standing at home plate didn’t want to see glaring back at him from the mound, it was Lee Smith. At 6-foot-6, and weighing 250 pounds, Smith was an imposing figure and looked even bigger standing …

Hall of Fame pitcher Lee Smith didn’t play baseball until he was a junior in high school, only tried out to win a $10 bet, and only started pitching after his team’s star pitcher was killed in a hunting accident. His first start was a no hitter Read More »