Elmer Smith (20th-century outfielder)
September 21, 1892|
Died: August 3, 1984
|September 20, 1914, for the Cleveland Naps|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 27, 1925, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Runs batted in||541|
Elmer John Smith (September 21, 1892 – August 3, 1984) born in Sandusky, Ohio was an outfielder for the Cleveland Indians (1914–16, 1917 and 1919–21), Washington Senators (1916–17), Boston Red Sox (1922), New York Yankees (1922–23) and Cincinnati Reds (1925).
His World War I draft registration card shows that he was born in 1893 not 1892. But the information is not in the same handwriting as his signature. His Social Security Death Index shows a birth year of 1892.
He helped the Indians win the 1920 World Series and the Yankees win the 1922 American League Pennant and 1923 World Series. Smith's grand slam in Game 5 of the 1920 series was the first in World Series history.
In 10 seasons he played in 1,012 Games and had 3,195 At Bats, 469 Runs, 881 Hits, 181 Doubles, 62 Triples, 70 Home Runs, 541 RBI, 54 Stolen Bases, 319 Walks, .276 Batting Average, .344 On-base percentage, .437 Slugging Percentage, 1,396 Total Bases and 99 Sacrifice Hits.
He died in Columbia, Kentucky at the age of 91, and was the oldest player.
- Baseball Reference player page