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BRIEF: BLOG: Former MLB pitcher Dan Smith to give presentation

July 16, 2014

By Mark Schremmer, The Joplin Globe, Mo.

July 16--Former Major League Baseball pitcher Dan Smith will present a program about his athletic experiences at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Miners Hall Museum in Franklin, Kansas. The presentation will be held in conjunction with the museum's special exhibit, "The Thrill of the Game: Sporting Traditions in SE Kansas."

Smith is a graduate of Girard (Kansas) High School, and competed in the major leagues from 1999-2003 for the Montreal Expos and the Boston Red Sox. Used mostly as a relief pitcher, Smith finished his career with a 7-12 record and 5.26 ERA. His best season came in 2002 when he was 1-1 with a 3.47 ERA in 33 relief appearances for the Expos.

In his major league debut on June 8, 1999, Smith struck out nine batters and retired 20 in a row at one point during a win against the Boston Red Sox. Smith also is known for allowing hit No. 3,000 to Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn.

Admission is free to the presentation.


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