Sherry Smith

Sherry Smith

Sherry Smith (left) with teammate Otto Miller, on the Brooklyn Robins in 1916
Born: (1891-02-18)February 18, 1891
Monticello, Georgia
Died: September 12, 1949(1949-09-12) (aged 58)
Reidsville, Georgia
Batted: Right Threw: Left
MLB debut
May 11, 1911, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
July 18, 1927, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 114-118
Earned run average 3.32
Strikeouts 428

Sherrod Malone (Sherry) Smith (February 18, 1891 – September 12, 1949) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. From 1911 until 1927, he pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1911–12), Brooklyn Robins (1915–17, 1919–1922) and Cleveland Indians (1922–1927). Smith batted right-handed and threw left-handed. He was born in Monticello, Georgia.

Smith was the hard-luck loser of one of the longest World Series games ever played. He pitched all the way into the 14th inning for Brooklyn, dueling with Boston's starting pitcher, Babe Ruth, in Game 2 of the 1916 World Series until the Red Sox won it 2-1. It would be his only appearance in that Series.

He made two strong starts in the 1920 World Series. Smith was the winning pitcher of Game 3 against Cleveland, throwing a three-hitter in a 2-1 victory. But despite another impressive effort in Game 6, he lost a 1-0 duel with Duster Mails, and Brooklyn ended up losing that Series in seven games.

Placed on waivers after the 1922 season, Smith was claimed by Cleveland and pitched there for several seasons. He led all American League pitchers in 1925 in complete games with 22, also leading the league that season in walks and hits allowed.

In a 14-season career, Smith posted a 114–118 record with 428 strikeouts and a 3.32 ERA in 2,052.2 innings pitched.

Smith died in Reidsville, Georgia, at age 58.

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