Wednesday, May 11, 2011

#162 Bobby G. Smith

Cardinal outfielder Bobby G. Smith is the fourth of our Smiths. He was and outfielder and pinch hitter for St Louis, the Phils, Cubs and Mets from 1957 through 1962. He made a brief comeback with the Angels in 1965. 

His best year in the bigs came with the Phils in 1960 when he hit .286 with four homers and 27 RBIs. All career highs. 

Take a close look at the cartoon on the back of his card. It'll take on new significance tomorrow. And that brings up another point. He's described as 'fleet footed'. He had five career stolen bases in fourteen tries. To be fair his minor league numbers, while incomplete, show a much better average. 

1 comment:

  1. To save someone else the time looking it up, Bobby Gene had his big day against Ruben Gomez September 20. Wonder what the record is for most hits in a game when the rest of your team doesn't get any. Probably higher than B.G.'s 3.