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Encyclopedia > Roy Smalley (AL baseball player)

Roy Frederick Smalley III (born October 25, 1952 in Los Angeles, California) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball. From 1975 through 1987, Smalley played for the Texas Rangers (1975-1976), Minnesota Twins (1976-1982), 1985-1987), New York Yankees (1982-1984) and Chicago White Sox (1984). He was a switch-hitter and threw righthanded. His father Roy Sr. is also a former shortstop who played in the National League (1948-58), and manager Gene Mauch was his uncle. October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 67 days remaining. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The City of Los Angeles (from Spanish; Los Ángeles) is the second-largest city in the United States in terms of population, as well as one of the worlds most important economic, cultural, and entertainment centers. ... The position of the shortstop A shortstop moves to his left, toward the center of the field, to play a ground ball Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and third base. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Texas Rangers are a Major League Baseball team based in Arlington, Texas, a suburb in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1924 AL Pennants (6) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1933 1925 â€¢ 1924 Central Division titles (3) 2004 â€¢ 2003 â€¢ 2002 West Division titles (4) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1970 â€¢ 1969 Wild... Yankees redirects here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 2005 â€¢ 1917 â€¢ 1906 AL Pennants (6) 2005 â€¢ 1959 â€¢ 1919 â€¢ 1917 1906 â€¢ 1901 Central Division titles (2) [1] 2005 â€¢ 2000 West Division titles (2) 1993 â€¢ 1983 Wild card berths... In baseball, a switch hitter (or switch-hitter) is a batter who is able to hit from both the right and left sides of the plate. ... Roy Frederick Smalley, Jr. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager; this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ... Gene William Mauch (November 18, 1925—August 8, 2005) was an American former Major League Baseball player and manager, and the holder of the record for most seasons managed without a pennant (breaking the record formerly held by Jimmy Dykes). ...


In a 13-season career, Smalley posted a .257 batting average with 163 home runs and 694 RBI in 1653 games played. Smalley's best season came in 1979 when he was voted the starting Shortsop for the American League in the All-Star game. Smalley had a sensational 1st half of the season, entering the break with the 2nd highest Batting Average in the Major Leagues (.341). Though he tailed off in the 2nd half, Roy established career highs in Runs, Rbi's and Homeruns during his sensational 1979 campaign and was named the Shortstop on The Sporting News AL All-Star team. Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ...


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Sources

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