09 March 2014

george smith double dipped

george smith, seen here on his 1990 target card,
had two major league tours of duty with the brooklyn robins, sandwiched around time spent in the majors with the new york giants and philadelphia phillies.  that means he's another dodger franchise double dipper.

[this is the fiftyninth installment in the double dippers posts.  here are the previous posts - brett butler, omar daaleric young, nick willhitechris gwynn, mickey hatcherdave anderson, don zimmerrafael landestoy, dave hansen, jose vizcaino, hideo nomo, greg maddux, mike madduxjon garland, chan ho parkvicente romogene mauch, denny lewallyn, von joshua, joe moellerdioner navarro, rudy seanez, bart shirleyrandy wolf, ismael valdes, bobby castillo, mike devereaux, pete richert, jay johnstone, jesse orosco, lee lacy, giovanni carrara, jeff weaverted sizemore,  orel hershisertom goodwinjoe fergusoneddie murraymatt lukeken mcmullen, tim wallach, jerry grotedon suttonralph branca, todd hundley, elmer dessensguillermo motajoe beckwithjamie hoffmannbabe hermanjoe medwickjuan castroron perranoskiclyde kingpaul wanerhughie jenningsron negray, and broadway aleck smith.]

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.


Mark Hoyle said...

Do you have this whole set?

gcrl said...

i do. it was distributed as a sga over 5 games in 1990. i bought the set on ebay in the late 1990's in four or five transactions.

Mark Hoyle said...

I commented on one of your previous posts. I wish they did something like this for the RedSox