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 History Players Teams Obituaries Site search Contact UsSponsor a page on Historic Baseball! Click here for detailsClay SmithClay Jamieson SmithBorn: Sept. 11, 1914in Cambridge, KansasDied: March 5, 2002in Cambridge, Kansas Debut: 1938 | Pos: PH: 6’2″ | W: 190 | B: R | T: RYrWLGSVIPSOERA21118039.1175.49>> Visit theClay Smith biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.Clay Smith’s life and careerspanned a wide array of interests and his brief stop with the Tigers in1940 led to him pitching in the World Series. His first appearance in theMajor Leagues came in 1938 as a member of the Cleveland Indians. He appearedin 4 games that season and pitched a total of 11 innings. In 1940, he reappearedwith the Tigers, finished with a 1-1 record in 14 games.Smith entered Game 4 of the1940 series with the Tigers down in the third inning. He allowed a singleearned run in 4 innings, but the Tigers could not comeback. The Tigerseventually lost the Series in 7 games to Cincinnati.He attended SouthwesternCollege and participated on the wrestling and track teams. He is a memberof the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2000, he was inducted into theKansas Baseball Hall of Fame.After his playing career,Smith returned to Cambridge where he became a rancher and mail carrier.He and his wife had two sons and a daughter.