Dick Smith

Richard Arthur Smith
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 205 lbs.
Born: May 17, 1939 in Lebanon, OR
Signed: 1957 by the Brooklyn Dodgers
Acquired: purchased from the Los Angeles Dodgers, October 1962
Departed: traded to the Dodgers for
Larry Miller, October 1964
Died: February 19, 2012 in Medford, OR

 

Speedy outfielder-first baseman who spent parts of two seasons in New York, leading the Mets in steals in 1964 despite coming to the plate less than a hundred times. Even though he is little remembered by Met fans now, he was their Opening Day first baseman and leadoff hitter in '64. Dick appears here on his card from the 1976 TCMA 1963 Mets set.

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BATTING RECORD (team-leading totals in red)

YEAR CLUB    G  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB CS SO BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
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1963 *METS* 20  42  4 10  0  1  0   3 12  3  2 10  5   0   0  0 .319 .286 .238
1964 *METS* 46  94 14 21  6  1  0   3 29  
6  2 29  1   2   0  0 .247 .309 .223
1965 L A NL 10   6  0  0  0  0  0   1  0  0  0  3  0   0   1  0 .000 .000 .000
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METS TOTALS 66 136 18 31  6  2  0   6 41  9  4 39  6   2   0  0 .271 .301 .228
OTHER CLUBS 10   6  0  0  0  0  0   1  0  0  0  3  0   0   1  0 .000 .000 .000
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CAREER TOTS 76 142 18 31  6  2  0   7 41  9  4 42  6   2   1  0 .260 .289 .218

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This is a list of the Dick Smith cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.  Items that are struck through are no longer a part of the Rounding Third collection, having been sold for charity.

1964 Topps #398 (Mets Rookie Stars)

1965 Topps #579

1976 SSPC The 1963 Mets

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #370

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