Lee Smith

Death Date
Debut Year1980
Year of Induction2019
Teams Angels, Cardinals, Cubs, Expos, Orioles, Red Sox, Reds, Yankees
Position Pitcher

A seven-time All Star, Lee Smith held the big league record for career saves from 1993 until 2006 when Trevor Hoffman surpassed his total of 478.

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Lee Smith Topps contract extension

Lee Smith Topps contract extension

When Lee Smith signed this contract in June of 1987, he was already a dominant reliever. The year the terms of the pact ended was 1991 when Smith had one of his best seasons, leading the league with a career-high 47 saves while placing second in Cy Young voting. Smith established the career mark for

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