Eddie Smith
Born: (1913-12-14)December 14, 1913
Mansfield Township, New Jersey
Died: January 2, 1994(1994-01-02) (aged 80)
Willingboro Township, New Jersey
Batted: Switch
Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 20, 1936, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
September 20, 1947, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record73–113
Earned run average3.82
Career highlights and awards

Edgar Smith (December 14, 1913 – January 2, 1994) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Athletics (1936–1939), Chicago White Sox (1939–1943, 1946–1947) and Boston Red Sox (1947). Smith was a switch-hitter and threw left-handed. He was born in Mansfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey.

In a 10-season career, Smith posted a 73–113 record with 694 strikeouts and a 3.82 ERA in 1,59523 innings pitched.

Joe DiMaggio started his 56-game hitting streak on May 15, 1941 by getting one hit in four at bats against Smith.[1] Later that year, Smith was selected to represent the White Sox on the American League's All-Star team. He entered 1941 Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 8 at Briggs Stadium as a relief pitcher in the eighth inning and allowed a two-run home run to left-handed-hitting shortstop Arky Vaughan, putting the AL at a 5–3 disadvantage. But he set down the National League squad in order in the ninth, and came away with the victory when Ted Williams hit a three-run, walk-off home run in the ninth, capping the Junior Circuit's rally.[2]

Smith died in Willingboro Township, New Jersey, at the age of 80.


  1. ^ Baseball's Top 100: The Game's Greatest Records, p. 5, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7
  2. ^ Retrosheet box score: 1941 MLB All-Star Game