Bryn Smith
Born: (1955-08-11) August 11, 1955 (age 68)
Marietta, Georgia, U.S.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 8, 1981, for the Montreal Expos
Last MLB appearance
June 1, 1993, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
Win–loss record108–94
Earned run average3.53

Bryn Nelson Smith (born August 11, 1955) is an American former professional baseball player who was a pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1981 to 1993.

Selected in the 49th round in 1973 as the 779th player,[1] Smith made his Major League debut with the Montreal Expos after being acquired along with Rudy May and Randy Miller from the Baltimore Orioles for Don Stanhouse, Joe Kerrigan and Gary Roenicke at the Winter Meetings on December 7, 1977.[2] He had a pair of 5-game winning streaks in 1985 and was picked Expo Player of the Month for July by Montreal baseball writers after a 3–1 record and 1.74 ERA. In 1989 he became a subject of teasing when he complained in a Sports Illustrated article about the playing conditions in Montreal, which included the inconvenience of having to drive to Plattsburgh, New York, to buy Dorito chips.[3] Smith was the first winning pitcher in Colorado Rockies history, defeating Montreal, 11–4, on April 9, 1993. He is also the oldest living former Rockie player.[citation needed]

Personal life

Smith attended Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, California, where he was an All Western Conference Selection. He takes his first name from the initials of his grandfather, Baxter Robert Young Nisbet.[4]

Smith was the pitching coach for the now-defunct Santa Maria Packers of the Pacific West Baseball League. He also helped start the team.


  1. ^ Cardinals' Media Relations, ed. (2001). St. Louis Cardinals 2001 Media Guide. Hadler Printing Company. pp. D-18.
  2. ^ Durso, Joseph. "Mets Get Back Foli to Play Shortstop," The New York Times, Thursday, December 8, 1977. Retrieved October 23, 2020
  3. ^ Bryn gets birthday gifts; Paul Carbray. The Gazette. Montreal: August 12, 1989
  4. ^ Topps Baseball (1990), Card #352. Image available at Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine