smith began his big league career with the giants in 1916. two years later, his contract was purchased by the reds, and he split his 1918 season between cincinnati, a return to the giants, and finally the robins. smith was 4-1 with a 2.66 era in 8 games for brooklyn, but he was lost to the giants as they brought him back for a third time after the season ended. shortly after the 1919 season began, however, the giants dealt smith to the phillies. he stayed in philadelphia for four seasons, including 1921 when he was 4-20, before returning to the robins for the 1923 campaign. he pitched in 25 games for brooklyn this time around, and earned a record of 3-6.
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