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George Henry Smith

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9½", Weight 160 lb.

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Heinie Smith crossed paths with a couple of baseball's most famous names. He originally came up with the Louisville Colonels in 1897 as a second baseman. Another rookie on the team who also played second in nine games (although he mostly played outfield) was Honus Wagner.

Smith played a bit in the majors for a few years but did not become a regular until 1902, a year he also managed the New York Giants for 32 games right before the Giants hired John McGraw, who would manage the team for 30 years.

Heinie had pitched a couple of games in 1901, but when he managed himself in 1902, he assigned himself to play only second base.

He also played for Rochester in 1901.


Preceded by
Horace Fogel
New York Giants Manager
1902
Succeeded by
John McGraw

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