Wednesday, June 3, 2009
1989 Topps Major League Debut #117: Greg Smith
Here's our second straight Cub named Smith.
PHOTO: This is not a bad photo although I have to say I wish they used a different kind of lens that allowed the stuff in the background to be more in focus. This is a great shot showing what a typical spring training stadium looks like, but you can't really see it all that well.
STAT: Smtih's most meaningful plate appearance probably came in this game where his 11th-inning bunt off John Franco advanced a runner that would eventually score the go-ahead run. (Of course, Mike Marshall hit a game-tying homer in the bottom of the inning although the Cubs did go on to win in 13 innings.)
ANAGRAM: Greg Smith = Right gems
Just 58 career big-league plate appearances.