Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Card of the Day: 3/22/16

1959 Topps #162 Bobby G. Smith

     Bobby Gene Smith was born on May 28, 1934 in Hood River, Oregon. He was signed by the Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1952. Bobby made his debut for the Cardinals on April 16, 1957. From 1957-59, Smith compiled a .231 batting average with little run production. As a result, the Cardinals traded him to the Phillies in exchange for Carl Sawatski after the 1959 season. 

     Bobby found himself in a Cardinals uniform, once again, after the Cardinals acquired him in a trade with the Chicago Cubs halfway through the 1962 season. The Cardinals received Smith along with Daryl Robertson in exchange for Alex Grammas and Don Landrum. Consequently, Smith failed to impress; batting .231 with little run production. The Cardinals sold him to the Boston Red Sox after the season ended.

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