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Dwight Smith

Born: Nov 8, 1963

Birthplace: Tallahassee

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: United States

Dwight Smith

Date of Birth : Nov 8, 1963
Birth Place : Tallahassee

John Dwight Smith is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played from 1989 to 1996. In 1989, playing for the Chicago Cubs, Smith finished second in balloting for National League Rookie of the Year behind teammate Jerome Walton, who collected 22 of 24 first-place votes. Smith hit .324 as a rookie, getting 111 hits, which would turn out to be a career-high. He went three-for-15 for the Cubs in the 1989 National League Championship Series, which they dropped to the San Francisco Giants. On July 21, 1989 at Wrigley Field, Smith became the first and only rookie in MLB history to sing the National Anthem before a game against the Giants. Smith appeared in the 1995 World Series as a member of the Atlanta Braves, who won the Series that season over the Cleveland Indians. His son, Dwight Smith Jr., was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft.


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