Earl Smith (catcher)
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.
|Born: February 14, 1897|
|Died: June 8, 1963 (aged 66)|
Little Rock, Arkansas
|April 24, 1919, for the New York Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 28, 1930, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Runs batted in||355|
|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.