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Ford Smith



John Ford Smith
(Geronimo; Teniente)

Born: January 19, 1919 in Phoenix, AR
Died: February 26, 1983 in Phoenix, AR
          (64 years old)

Bats: B
Throws: R
Ht: 6'1"
Wt: 198
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Notes:


• College: University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
• Buried: Greenwood Memorial Lawn Cemetery (Phoenix, AZ)
• Played in the Minor Leagues


Pitching

Multi-Stint Seasons:



Glossary
Basic Pitching
Team Lg Pos
KCM
NAL
22
RP
3
0
1.000
3
0
0
0
0
20.1
5
4
16
6
14
0
0
1.77
186
KCM
27
RF
0
3
.000
7
4
3
0
1
36.1
18
13
31
1
19
16
0
1
64
3.22
127
28
SP
5
3
.625
8
7
5
2
0
58.0
18
13
48
1
25
28
0
0
1
244
2.02
195
KCM
29
SP
3
1
.750
5
4
4
1
1
36.0
12
10
36
1
5
27
0
0
143
2.50
154
4
2
SP
11
7
.611
23
15
12
3
2
150.2
53
40
131
3
55
85
0
0
2
451
2.39
153
162 Game Average
20
13
.611
41
27
21
5
4
269.2
95
72
234
7
98
152
0
0
4
1095
2.39
153
 
Team Lg Pos
4
Kansas City Monarchs
SP
10
7
.588
22
14
12
3
2
147.2
51
38
127
3
53
83
0
2
436
2.32
160
1
West All Stars
RP
1
0
1.000
1
1
0
0
0
3.0
2
2
4
0
2
2
0
0
0
15
6.00
47



Advanced Pitching
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
KCM
NAL
22
RP
20.1
1.08
1.13
17.3%
14.9%
7.4%
6.8%
2.33
2.19
KCM
27
RF
36.1
1.38
1.41
10.3%
15.5%
12.2%
9.0%
0.84
1.70
0.6%
28
SP
58.0
1.26
1.44
11.5%
13.5%
10.2%
9.1%
1.12
1.43
0.4%
0.4%
KCM
29
SP
36.0
1.14
1.45
18.9%
17.5%
3.5%
9.0%
5.40
1.74
0.7%
1.2%
4
2
SP
150.2
1.23
1.39
13.6%
14.5%
8.8%
8.7%
1.55
1.67
0.7%
1.1%
 
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
4
Kansas City Monarchs
SP
147.2
1.22
1.40
13.6%
14.5%
8.7%
8.7%
1.57
1.68
0.7%
1.2%
1
West All Stars
RP
3.0
2.00
1.16
13.3%
14.0%
13.3%
9.1%
1.00
1.53
0.0%
0.0%



Opponent's Batting
Team Lg Pos
KCM
NAL
22
RP
3
5
16
6
14
0
KCM
27
RF
7
64
52
18
31
2
0
1
0
19
16
1
0
1
.596
.708
.692
1.401
28
SP
8
244
214
18
48
7
1
1
1
25
28
1
4
0
3
.224
.308
.280
.589
KCM
29
SP
5
143
137
12
36
5
1
1
1
5
27
0
1
9
.263
.289
.336
.624
4
2
SP
23
451
403
53
131
14
2
3
2
55
85
2
5
0
13
.236
.309
.303
.612
 
Team Lg Pos
4
Kansas City Monarchs
SP
22
436
391
51
127
13
2
3
1
53
83
2
4
13
.233
.306
.299
.605
1
West All Stars
RP
1
15
12
2
4
1
0
0
1
2
2
0
1
0
0
.333
.429
.417
.845

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Playing statistics for 1887-1922 and 1926-1938, as well as all Cuban League games (1902-1928) and Negro League vs. Major League games (1887-1944), copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

Playing statistics for 1923 (except Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Patrick Rock.

Playing statistics for 1933 and 1943, copyright 2013-2018 Scott Simkus.

Playing statistics for 1924-1925, 1939-1942, and 1944-1946 Negro Leagues (not including Cuban League and Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers, Gary Ashwill.


Defensive Regression Analysis data used here was obtained with permission from Michael Humphreys, author of Wizardry

Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James