Mark Smith (outfielder)
Born: May 7, 1970|
|May 14, #REDIRECT Template:Baseball year for the Baltimore Orioles|
Last MLB appearance
|September 28, #REDIRECT Template:Baseball year for the Milwaukee Brewers|
Mark Smith played college baseball at the University of Southern California.
Mark Smith began his professional career with the Frederick Keys in 1991. His best minor league season was in 1992 with the Class AA Hagerstown Suns, where he was selected as an outfielder for the Eastern League End of Season All Star Team,
Smith played Major League Baseball between 1994 and 2003 for the Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates, Florida Marlins, Montreal Expos and Milwaukee Brewers. In 1999, he played in Japan for the Yakult Swallows. In 2005, he played in South Korea for the Hanwha Eagles,but was released on the regular season.
What may be regarded as the most noteworthy of Smith's accomplishments on the baseball diamond occurred on July 12, 1997. Smith hit a 3-run home run off of John Hudek in the bottom of the 10th inning in a 0-0 game to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 3-0 win over the Houston Astros. The home run also ended the first extra-innings combined no-hitter in MLB history. Francisco Córdova no-hit the Astros in the first 9 innings, while reliever Ricardo Rincón pitched a hitless 10th inning for the Pirates.
Award for heroism
- "Mark Smith Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
- Sporting News description and assertion of first combined extra-innings no hitter; Box score via Baseball Reference
- NY Times article
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or ESPN, or Baseball Reference (Minors), or Nippon Professional Baseball, or Retrosheet, or The Baseball Gauge, or Venezuela Winter League
- Career statistics and player information from Korea Baseball Organization