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Earl Sutton Smith (February 14, 1897 in Sheridan, Arkansas – June 8, 1963 in Little Rock, Arkansas) was an American professional baseball player. He played as a catcher in Major League Baseball from 1919 to 1930. He would play for the New York Giants, Boston Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, and St. Louis Cardinals.

Earl Smith
Earl Smith.jpg
Catcher
Born: (1897-02-14)February 14, 1897
Sheridan, Arkansas
Died: June 8, 1963(1963-06-08) (aged 66)
Little Rock, Arkansas
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 24, 1919, for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1930, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Batting average.303
Home runs46
Runs batted in355
Teams
Career highlights and awards

In 860 games over 12 seasons, Smith posted a .303 batting average (686-for-2264) with 225 runs, 115 doubles, 19 triples, 46 home runs, 355 RBI, 247 bases on balls, .374 on-base percentage and .432 slugging percentage. He finished his career with a .971 fielding percentage. In five World Series over 17 games (1921,'22,'25,'27 and '28) Smith batted .239 (11-for-46) with no runs or RBI.

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