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Bryn Nelson Smith (born August 11, 1955) is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1981 to 1993.

Bryn Smith
Born: (1955-08-11) August 11, 1955 (age 64)
Marietta, Georgia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 8, 1981, for the Montreal Expos
Last MLB appearance
June 1, 1993, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
Win–loss record108–94
Earned run average3.53

Selected in the 49th round in 1973 as the 779th player,[1] Smith made his Major League debut with Montreal. He had a pair of 5-game winning streaks in 1985 and was picked Expo Player of the Month for July by Montreal baseball writers after a 3-1 record and 1.74 ERA. In 1989 he became a subject of teasing when he complained in a Sports Illustrated article about the playing conditions in Montreal, which included the inconvenience of having to drive to Plattsburgh, New York to buy Dorito chips.[2] Smith was the first winning pitcher in Colorado Rockies history, defeating Montreal, 11-4, on April 9, 1993.

Personal lifeEdit

Smith attended Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, California where he was an All Western Conference Selection. He takes his first name from the initials of his grandfather, Baxter Robert Young Nisbet.[3]

Smith is the pitching coach for the Santa Maria Packers of the Pacific West Baseball League. He also helped start the team.


  1. ^ Cardinals' Media Relations, ed. (2001). St. Louis Cardinals 2001 Media Guide. Hadler Printing Company. pp. D-18.
  2. ^ Bryn gets birthday gifts; Paul Carbray. The Gazette. Montreal: August 12, 1989
  3. ^ Topps Baseball (1990), Card #352. Image available at Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine

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