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Willie Smith

Willie Smith
Wonderful Willie

Positions: First Baseman, Pitcher and Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 182 lb.


Died: January 16, 2006 in Anniston, Alabama, US
High School: Carbon Hill HS (Carbon Hill, AL)

Major League Stats / Negro League Stats / Japanese League Stats

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1960 -- Duluth-Superior NORL C DET 44 96 91 6 27 2 0 1 10 0 3 8 .297 .326 .352 .678 32 1 1 0
1961 -- Knoxville SALL A DET 68 127 115 9 25 2 1 1 12 0 9 12 .217 .268 .278 .546 32 0 0 3 0
1962 -- Knoxville SALL A DET 71 166 147 23 40 7 1 1 23 1 12 12 .272 .319 .354 .673 52 0 3 4 0
1963 -- Syracuse IL AAA DET 50 89 79 10 30 4 1 1 13 0 0 6 11 .380 .419 .494 .912 39 0 3 1
1964 -- Syracuse IL AAA DET 2 3 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.667 2.333 5 0 0 0
1967 -- Portland PCL AAA CLE 119 452 413 60 121 29 5 17 56 2 5 36 59 .293 .347 .511 .858 211 0 0 3
1971 -- Indianapolis AA AAA CIN 77 295 259 50 91 15 3 8 43 1 1 33 48 .351 .425 .525 .950 136 1 1 1
7 Seasons 431 1228 1107 159 336 59 11 30 158 4 6 99 150 .304 .358 .458 .816 507 2 8 12 0
C (1 season) C 44 96 91 6 27 2 0 1 10 0 3 8 .297 .326 .352 .678 32 1 1 0
A (2 seasons) A 139 293 262 32 65 9 2 2 35 1 21 24 .248 .297 .321 .617 84 0 3 7 0
AAA (4 seasons) AAA 248 839 754 121 244 48 9 27 113 3 6 75 118 .324 .383 .519 .902 391 1 4 5
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1960 -- Duluth-Superior NORL C DET 10 6 .625 2.96 20 17 10 2 140.0 105 57 46 8 105 143 1 1 7 1.500 6.8 0.5 6.8 9.2 1.36
1961 -- Knoxville SALL A DET 13 11 .542 3.20 30 29 17 1 211.0 162 99 75 12 93 3 153 7 2 9 1.209 6.9 0.5 4.0 6.5 1.65
1962 -- Knoxville SALL A DET 10 7 .588 3.60 25 16 7 2 120.0 103 58 48 6 61 2 94 1 0 8 1.367 7.7 0.4 4.6 7.0 1.54
1963 -- Syracuse IL AAA DET 14 2 .875 2.11 19 17 14 4 145.0 129 37 34 7 41 1 92 2 0 3 1.172 8.0 0.4 2.5 5.7 2.24
1964 -- Syracuse IL AAA DET 0 1 .000 4.50 1 1 1 0 6.0 8 4 3 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 1.500 12.0 1.5 1.5 4.5 3.00
1967 -- Portland PCL AAA CLE 2 0 1.000 0.75 5 0 0 0 12.0 9 2 1 0 5 1 12 0 0 2 1.167 6.8 0.0 3.8 9.0 2.40
1971 -- Indianapolis AA AAA CIN 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0.500 0.0 0.0 4.5 18.0 4.00
7 Seasons 49 27 .645 2.93 101 80 49 9 0 636.0 516 257 207 34 307 8 501 11 3 29 1.294 7.3 0.5 4.3 7.1 1.63
C (1 season) C 10 6 .625 2.96 20 17 10 2 140.0 105 57 46 8 105 143 1 1 7 1.500 6.8 0.5 6.8 9.2 1.36
A (2 seasons) A 23 18 .561 3.34 55 45 24 3 331.0 265 157 123 18 154 5 247 8 2 17 1.266 7.2 0.5 4.2 6.7 1.60
AAA (4 seasons) AAA 16 3 .842 2.07 26 18 15 4 0 165.0 146 43 38 8 48 3 111 2 0 5 1.176 8.0 0.4 2.6 6.1 2.31
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
1960 -- Duluth-Superior NORL C DET P 20 17 2 12 3 3 .824 0.70
1961 -- Knoxville SALL A DET P 30 57 6 49 2 1 .965 1.83
1962 -- Knoxville SALL A DET P 25 34 7 23 4 0 .882 1.20
1963 -- Syracuse IL AAA DET P 20 35 7 27 1 2 .971 1.70
1964 -- Syracuse IL AAA DET P 1
1967 -- Portland PCL AAA CLE OF 5 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.80
1967 -- Portland PCL AAA CLE 1B 107 920 834 75 11 79 .988 8.50
1971 -- Indianapolis AA AAA CIN OF 13 25 24 0 1 0 .960 1.85
1971 -- Indianapolis AA AAA CIN 1B 58 488 449 38 1 41 .998 8.40
1971 -- Indianapolis AA AAA CIN P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
7 Seasons 280 1585 1338 224 23 126 .985 5.58
P (6 seasons) P 97 143 22 111 10 6 .930 1.37
1B (2 seasons) 1B 165 1408 1283 113 12 120 .991 8.46
OF (2 seasons) OF 18 34 33 0 1 0 .971 1.83
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1946 -- Cincinnati Crescents Independent Negro Non
1948 -- Homestead Grays Negro National League NgM
1960 -- Duluth-Superior Dukes Northern League C DET
1961 -- Knoxville Smokies South Atlantic League A DET
1962 -- Knoxville Smokies South Atlantic League A DET
1963 -- Syracuse Chiefs International League AAA DET
1963 -- Detroit Tigers American League MLB DET 1 1963-06-18 1963-09-28
1964 -- Syracuse Chiefs International League AAA DET
1964 -- Los Angeles Angels American League MLB LAA 1 1964-05-03 1964-10-04
1965 -- California Angels American League MLB CAL 1 1965-04-13 1965-10-03
1966 -- California Angels American League MLB CAL 1 1966-04-12 1966-09-28
1967 -- Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League AAA CLE
1967 -- Cleveland Indians American League MLB CLE 1 1967-04-11 1967-09-30
1968 -- Cleveland Indians American League MLB CLE 1 1968-04-11 1968-06-26
1968 -- Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 2 1968-06-28 1968-09-28
1969 -- Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1969-04-08 1969-10-02
1970 -- Chicago Cubs National League MLB CHC 1 1970-04-10 1970-09-30
1971 -- Indianapolis Indians American Association AAA CIN
1971 -- Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 1971-04-05 1971-09-30
1972 -- Nankai Hawks Japan Pacific League Fgn
1973 -- Nankai Hawks Japan Pacific League Fgn

Sabr ID: f741d5af

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