Pop Smith
1887 baseball card of Smith
Second baseman
Born: (1856-10-12)October 12, 1856
Digby, Nova Scotia
Died: April 18, 1927(1927-04-18) (aged 70)
Boston, Massachusetts
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 1, 1880, for the Cincinnati Stars
Last MLB appearance
June 9, 1891, for the Washington Statesmen
MLB statistics
Batting average.222
Home runs24
Runs batted in358
Member of the Canadian
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Charles Marvin "Pop" Smith (October 12, 1856 – April 18, 1927) was a Canadian Major League Baseball player from Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada. He played as an infielder for 10 teams over his 12-year career, spanning from 1880 to 1891.[1]

On April 17, 1890, Smith became the first player to go to the plate six times and not have an official at-bat. He received five walks and was hit by the pitch his last plate appearance.[2]

Smith died in Boston, Massachusetts, at the age of 70, and was buried in Brighton's Evergreen Cemetery.[3] In 2005, he was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Baseball-Reference player page
  2. ^ Solomon, Abbot Neil, "Baseball Records Illustrated", Quintet Publishing, London, 1988
  3. ^ Baseball Almanac
  4. ^ Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Archived 2011-08-26 at the Wayback Machine