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Dwight Smith

John Dwight Smith

Positions: Outfielder and Pinch Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: November 8, 1963 in Tallahassee, FL
High School: Wade Hampton HS (Varnville, SC)
School: Spartanburg Methodist College (Spartanburg, SC)
Drafted
by the Chicago Cubs in the 3rd round of the 1984 amateur draft (June Secondary). Player signed June 8, 1984. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 1, 1989 (Age 25.174, 13,206th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1989 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Braves/Angels/Orioles 1989-1996

Final Game: September 29, 1996 (Age 32.326)
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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1989 25 CHC NL 109 381 343 52 111 19 6 9 52 9 4 31 51 .324 .382 .493 .875 141 169 4 2 4 1 0 79 RoY-2
1990 26 CHC NL 117 322 290 34 76 15 0 6 27 11 6 28 46 .262 .329 .376 .705 88 109 7 2 0 2 2 79/8
1991 27 CHC NL 90 180 167 16 38 7 2 3 21 2 3 11 32 .228 .279 .347 .627 73 58 2 1 1 0 2 98/7
1992 28 CHC NL 109 233 217 28 60 10 3 3 24 9 8 13 40 .276 .318 .392 .709 98 85 1 1 0 2 0 897
1993 29 CHC NL 111 343 310 51 93 17 5 11 35 8 6 25 51 .300 .355 .494 .848 128 153 3 3 1 3 1 897
1994 30 TOT AL 73 210 196 31 55 7 2 8 30 2 4 12 37 .281 .324 .459 .783 98 90 3 1 0 1 1 7/D89
1994 30 CAL AL 45 130 122 19 32 5 1 5 18 2 3 7 20 .262 .300 .443 .743 89 54 1 0 0 1 0 7/D
1994 30 BAL AL 28 80 74 12 23 2 1 3 12 0 1 5 17 .311 .363 .486 .849 113 36 2 1 0 0 1 7/D89
1995 31 ATL NL 103 147 131 16 33 8 2 3 21 0 3 13 35 .252 .327 .412 .739 91 54 2 2 0 1 1 97
1996 32 ATL NL 101 172 153 16 31 5 0 3 16 1 3 17 42 .203 .285 .294 .579 51 45 2 1 0 1 1 9/7
8 Yrs 813 1988 1807 244 497 88 20 46 226 42 37 150 334 .275 .333 .422 .755 103 763 24 13 6 11 8
162 Game Avg. 162 396 360 49 99 18 4 9 45 8 7 30 67 .275 .333 .422 .755 103 152 5 3 1 2 2
CHC (5 yrs) 536 1459 1327 181 378 68 16 32 159 39 27 108 220 .285 .341 .433 .773 111 574 17 9 6 8 5
ATL (2 yrs) 204 319 284 32 64 13 2 6 37 1 6 30 77 .225 .304 .349 .653 69 99 4 3 0 2 2
CAL (1 yr) 45 130 122 19 32 5 1 5 18 2 3 7 20 .262 .300 .443 .743 89 54 1 0 0 1 0
BAL (1 yr) 28 80 74 12 23 2 1 3 12 0 1 5 17 .311 .363 .486 .849 113 36 2 1 0 0 1
NL (7 yrs) 740 1778 1611 213 442 81 18 38 196 40 33 138 297 .274 .334 .418 .752 103 673 21 12 6 10 7
AL (1 yr) 73 210 196 31 55 7 2 8 30 2 4 12 37 .281 .324 .459 .783 98 90 3 1 0 1 1

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1989 25 CHC NL 109 381 18 -0 1 -5 -4 10 1.0 12 22 2.3 .510 .507 2.8 -1.1 28 $68,000 79 RoY-2
1990 26 CHC NL 117 322 -2 -3 -0 -7 -3 -16 -1.6 10 -5 -0.6 .486 .490 -0.0 -1.0 2 $165,000 79/8
1991 27 CHC NL 90 180 -5 -1 1 -1 -1 -7 -0.8 6 -1 -0.2 .492 .495 -0.2 -0.2 -0 $225,667 98/7
1992 28 CHC NL 109 233 -1 -2 1 1 -1 -1 -0.1 7 6 0.6 .499 .500 0.4 0.0 5 $460,000 897
1993 29 CHC NL 111 343 12 1 -0 -5 -1 8 0.8 11 18 1.9 .507 .505 2.2 -0.5 23 $680,000 897
1994 30 CAL AL 45 130 -2 -1 1 -2 -1 -6 -0.5 5 -1 -0.1 .489 .497 0.2 -0.3 2 $755,718 7/D
1994 30 BAL AL 28 80 1 0 0 -1 -1 -1 -0.1 3 2 0.2 .497 .499 0.3 -0.2 3 7/D89
1995 31 ATL NL 103 147 -3 -0 0 -3 -1 -6 -0.6 5 -2 -0.2 .494 .496 0.0 -0.3 1 $300,000 97
1996 32 ATL NL 101 172 -12 -2 0 -2 -1 -15 -1.7 5 -10 -1.1 .485 .490 -0.9 -0.3 -8 $455,000 9/7
8 Seasons 813 1988 7 -7 5 -24 -13 -33 -3.5 64 31 2.7 .496 .498 5.0 -4.1 55 $3,109,385
CHC (5 yrs) 536 1459 23 -4 2 -17 -10 -5 -0.7 46 41 3.9 .499 .499 5.4 -2.9 58 $1,598,667
ATL (2 yrs) 204 319 -15 -2 1 -4 -1 -21 -2.3 10 -11 -1.3 .489 .493 -0.9 -0.7 -7 $755,000
CAL (1 yr) 45 130 -2 -1 1 -2 -1 -6 -0.5 5 -1 -0.1 .489 .497 0.2 -0.3 2 $755,718
BAL (1 yr) 28 80 1 0 0 -1 -1 -1 -0.1 3 2 0.2 .497 .499 0.3 -0.2 3

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1989 25 CHC NL NLCS SFG L 4 17 15 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 .200 .294 .267 .561 4 0 0 0 0 0
1995 31 ATL NL NLDS COL W 4 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667 3 0 0 0 0 0
1995 31 ATL NL NLCS CIN W 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 ❍ 31 ATL NL WS CLE W 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167 1 0 0 0 0 1
2 Yrs (4 Series) 13 25 22 2 6 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 2 .273 .360 .364 .724 8 0 0 0 0 1
1 NLDS 4 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667 3 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLCS 6 19 17 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 .176 .263 .235 .498 4 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167 1 0 0 0 0 1

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1989 CHC NL 25 OF 102 86 61 764.0 200 188 7 5 3 .975 -5 -8 2.30 1.91 .981 2.32 2.32 RoY-2
1989 CHC NL 25 LF 75 63 43 544.2 137 128 5 4 2 .971 -8 -17 2.20 1.77 .981 2.15 2.15 RoY-2
1989 CHC NL 25 RF 32 23 18 219.1 63 59 3 1 1 .984 3 15 2.54 1.94 .978 2.12 2.12 RoY-2
1990 CHC NL 26 OF 81 67 41 573.2 145 139 4 2 2 .986 -7 -15 2.24 1.77 .981 2.39 2.37
1990 CHC NL 26 LF 59 53 33 431.1 110 106 3 1 1 .991 -5 -14 2.27 1.85 .979 2.19 2.18
1990 CHC NL 26 RF 22 14 8 140.0 35 33 1 1 1 .971 -2 -19 2.19 1.55 .981 2.22 2.20
1990 CHC NL 26 CF 3 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.73
1991 CHC NL 27 OF 42 36 20 297.0 79 73 3 3 1 .962 -1 -2 2.30 1.81 .983 2.28 2.27
1991 CHC NL 27 RF 28 20 12 183.0 47 43 3 1 1 .979 0 3 2.26 1.64 .980 2.06 2.05
1991 CHC NL 27 CF 13 13 5 84.0 24 22 0 2 0 .917 -1 -11 2.36 1.69 .985 2.59 2.58
1991 CHC NL 27 LF 5 3 3 30.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -12 2.40 1.60 .982 2.19 2.16
1992 CHC NL 28 OF 63 42 24 397.1 97 93 2 2 0 .979 1 3 2.15 1.51 .983 2.34 2.34
1992 CHC NL 28 CF 27 23 13 198.0 53 51 1 1 0 .981 4 21 2.36 1.93 .989 2.80 2.80
1992 CHC NL 28 RF 22 6 4 82.2 18 18 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -6 1.96 0.82 .979 2.08 2.08
1992 CHC NL 28 LF 20 13 7 116.2 26 24 1 1 0 .962 -2 -21 1.93 1.25 .979 2.16 2.16
1993 CHC NL 29 OF 89 76 41 618.0 176 163 5 8 2 .955 -5 -9 2.45 1.89 .979 2.34 2.33
1993 CHC NL 29 CF 53 49 29 400.1 121 112 3 6 1 .950 -6 -18 2.59 2.17 .985 2.75 2.73
1993 CHC NL 29 RF 28 20 9 154.1 42 40 1 1 1 .976 4 30 2.39 1.46 .976 2.17 2.15
1993 CHC NL 29 LF 14 7 3 63.1 14 12 1 1 0 .929 -3 -49 1.85 0.93 .975 2.10 2.10
1994 TOT AL 30 OF 53 47 32 392.1 90 81 2 7 1 .922 -3 -10 1.90 1.57 .982 2.37 2.35
1994 TOT AL 30 LF 51 45 31 372.1 85 76 2 7 1 .918 -4 -14 1.89 1.53 .978 2.16 2.14
1994 TOT AL 30 DH 5 0
1994 CAL AL 30 LF 31 27 21 229.1 58 51 2 5 1 .914 -2 -13 2.08 1.71 .978 2.16 2.14
1994 CAL AL 30 OF 31 27 21 229.1 57 50 2 5 1 .912 -2 -13 2.04 1.68 .982 2.37 2.35
1994 CAL AL 30 DH 2 0
1994 BAL AL 30 OF 22 20 11 163.0 33 31 0 2 0 .939 -1 -6 1.71 1.41 .982 2.37 2.35
1994 BAL AL 30 LF 20 18 10 143.0 27 25 0 2 0 .926 -2 -15 1.57 1.25 .978 2.16 2.14
1994 BAL AL 30 DH 3 0
1994 BAL AL 30 CF 2 1 0 11.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1 109 5.73 3.50 .989 2.78 2.75
1994 BAL AL 30 RF 1 1 1 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.20 2.20
1995 ATL NL 31 OF 25 16 5 148.0 26 24 0 2 0 .923 -3 -21 1.46 0.96 .979 2.15 2.14
1995 ATL NL 31 RF 14 9 3 83.1 19 18 0 1 0 .947 -1 -13 1.94 1.29 .978 2.08 2.07
1995 ATL NL 31 LF 11 7 2 64.2 6 5 0 1 0 .833 -2 -32 0.70 0.45 .972 1.86 1.86
1996 ATL NL 32 OF 29 20 9 184.0 52 49 1 2 0 .962 -2 -11 2.45 1.72 .978 2.13 2.12
1996 ATL NL 32 RF 26 20 9 174.0 49 46 1 2 0 .959 -2 -12 2.43 1.81 .974 2.06 2.05
1996 ATL NL 32 LF 3 0 0 10.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0.90 0.33 .980 1.89 1.83
8 Seasons OF 484 390 233 3374.1 865 810 24 31 9 .964 -24 -9 2.22 1.72 .981 2.32 2.31
8 Seasons LF 238 191 122 1633.0 387 360 12 15 4 .961 -24 -17 2.05 1.56 .979 2.15 2.14
8 Seasons RF 173 113 64 1045.2 273 257 9 7 4 .974 2 2 2.29 1.54 .978 2.11 2.10
5 Seasons CF 98 86 47 695.2 205 192 4 9 1 .956 -2 -4 2.54 2.00 .986 2.75 2.73
1 Season DH 5 0
8 Seasons TOT 484 390 233 3374.1 865 810 24 31 9 .964 -24 -9 2.22 1.72 .981 2.32 2.31
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1989 NL  5 (5th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1989 NL  4 (5th)
1994 AL  7 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1989 NL  2 (5th)
1990 NL  1 (4th)
1994 AL  1 (5th)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1993 NL  6 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1989 NL  1 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1994 AL  7 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1989 NL  3 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 5 (1584), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1980), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (352nd), 2.7 career WAR/3.8 7yr-peak WAR/3.3 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1989 25 Chicago Cubs $68,000 ? 1989 USA Today survey
1990 26 Chicago Cubs $165,000* ?
1991 27 Chicago Cubs $225,667 ? USA Today survey
1992 28 Chicago Cubs $460,000 ? 11/4/92 Toronto Sun Includes $10,000 earned bonus
1993 29 Chicago Cubs $680,000* ?
1994 30 California Angels $755,718 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $55,718 earned bonus
1995 31 Atlanta Braves $300,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1 Includes $50,000 earned bonus
1996 32 Atlanta Braves $455,000 ? 1997 Joint Exhibit 1
Career to date (may be incomplete)$3,109,385
Disputed Salaries
*1990 - $180,000 - 11/21/90 NYT -
*1993 - $250,000 - USA Today -
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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