Willie Smith Essentials
Bats: R Throws: R
Height: 78 Weight: 250
Born: Sunday, August 27, 1967 in Savannah, GA USA
Died: in ,
Last Game: 5/10/1994
Full Name: Willie Everett Smith
Willie Smith – Born on February 11, 1939
Willie Smith played 9 years in the Majors, playing for 5 different organizations. (1963-1971)
He played for the Reds in his final season, 1971. He played in 31 games for the Reds as a first baseman and as a pinch hitter.
He had 58 plate appearances and a .164 batting average.
In his career he played in 691 games with 1,795 plate appearances and a .248 batting average.
He was featured a few days ago with my “Who Am I?” post.
He may be best remembered by Cubs fans for his dramatic extra inning walk-off home run at Wrigley Field on Opening Day, April 8, 1969, resulting in a Cubs win over the Philadelphia Phillies.