Hilton Smith

Hilton Smith
Birthdate 2/27/1912
Death Date 11/18/1983
Debut Year 1932
Year of Induction 2001
Teams Negro Leagues
Position Pitcher

Hilton Smith and Satchel Paige teamed to form the greatest pitching duo in Negro League history. Many regarded Smith as the superior hurler.

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Hilton Smith was one of the Negro Leagues top two-way stars

Hilton Smith was one of the Negro Leagues top two-way stars

Hilton Smith began as a raw pitcher and hitter for the Kansas City Monarchs in 1937. Under the tutelage of Frank Duncan, and and Hall of Famers Joe Rogan and Andy Cooper, Smith blossomed into a force in the Negro American League. Smith was one of the top pitchers baseball has ever seen. Alongside Sa

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