Red Smith (smithre05)
Richard Paul Smith
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 185 lb.
- School University of Notre Dame
- Debut May 31, 1927
- Final Game May 31, 1927
- Born May 18, 1904 in Brokaw, WI USA
- Died March 8, 1978 in Toledo, OH USA
Catcher Red Smith played one game with the New York Giants in 1927, then started his minor league career. After the 1928 season, Smith was drafted from the Montreal Royals by the Boston Braves but was released to the Baltimore Orioles (IL), returned immediately to Boston, then released to the Providence Grays. Smith continued playing in the minors through 1938, but was out of organized baseball in 1931 and 1933-1935.
Smith played football with the Green Bay Packers (1927, 1929), New York Yankees (1928), Newark Tornados (1930), and New York Giants (1931). He was the football coach at the University of Wisconsin in 1933-1935, and the line coach for the Packers from 1936 to 1943. and the Giants in 1944.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1936||Fieldale Towlers||Bi-State League||none||replaced Joe Guyon|
|1937||Hopkinsville Hoppers||KITTY League||71-50||2nd||Milwaukee Brewers||Lost in 1st round|
|1938||Hopkinsville Hoppers||KITTY League||76-53||1st||Milwaukee Brewers||Lost League Finals|
|1941||Green Bay Blue Sox||Wisconsin State League||76-35||1st||none||Forfeited League Finals|
|1942||Green Bay Bluejays||Wisconsin State League||74-37||2nd||none||Lost League Finals|
|1952||Milwaukee Brewers (AA)||American Association||7-0||--||Boston Braves||--|| replaced Charlie Grimm (24-15) on June 1/|
replaced by Bucky Walters (70-38) on June 7