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Vinnie Smith

Vinnie Smith
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 10, 1941, Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
April 27, 1946, Pittsburgh Pirates

Vincent Ambrose 'Vinnie' Smith (December 7, 1915 – December 14, 1979) was an American Major League Baseball and Umpire player from Richmond, Virginia.[1]


Smith made his Major League debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 10, 1941 and appeared in 9 games as a catcher. After serving in the military during World War II from 1942 to 1945 he returned to the Pirates and played in 7 additional games as a catcher.

After retiring Smith worked as National League Umpire from 1957 to 1965. He was an umpire on May 26, 1959 when Harvey Haddix threw 12 perfect innings against the Milwaukee Braves.[2]


Smith died in Virginia Beach, Virginia on December 14, 1979.


  1. ^ the ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia. Fourth Edition. Sterling Publishing. 2007. p. 916. ISBN 1-4027-4771-3. 
  2. ^ The Official Major League Baseball Fact Book. The Sporting News. 2002. p. 500. ISBN 0-89204-670-8. 

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