Heinie Smith

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George Henry Smith

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9½", Weight 160 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Heinie Smith crossed paths with a couple of baseball's most famous names. He originally came up with the Louisville Colonels in 1897 as a second baseman. Another rookie on the team who also played second in nine games (although he mostly played outfield) was Honus Wagner.

Smith played a bit in the majors for a few years but did not become a regular until 1902, a year he also managed the New York Giants for 32 games right before the Giants hired John McGraw, who would manage the team for 30 years.

Heinie had pitched a couple of games in 1901, but when he managed himself in 1902, he assigned himself to play only second base.

He also played for Rochester in 1901 and also umpired 4 National League games that year.

Preceded by
Horace Fogel
New York Giants Manager
Succeeded by
John McGraw

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1897 Paterson Silk Weavers Atlantic League 6th none replaced Jim Gilman
1902 New York Giants National League 5-27 -- New York Giants replaced Horace Fogel (18-23) on June 12/
replaced by John McGraw on July 19
1903 Rochester Bronchos Eastern League 8th none replaced Arthur Irwin and Abbie Johnson
1904 Rochester Bronchos Eastern League 28-105 8th none
1907 Buffalo Bisons Eastern League -- none replaced by Sport McAllister
1908 Buffalo Bisons Eastern League 75-65 4th none
1909 Buffalo Bisons Eastern League 72-79 5th none
1911 Troy Trojans New York State League 74-66 3rd none
1914 Erie Yankees Canadian League -- none replaced by Frank Gygli

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