Smith, Will (pitcher) William Michael Smith (born July 10, 1989) is an American Major League Baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants (MLB). He was previously with the Kansas City Royals and the Milwaukee Brewers.
He debuted on April 17, 2013 against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as a starter that lasted five innings while giving up three runs on six hits with one strikeout. His first major league win came two days later at home against the Houston Astros when he threw seven innings while only allowing one run on four hits with eight strikeouts.
After the 2014 season, Smith was named to the All-Star Game as a replacement player after the original starter, Justin Verlander, had to withdraw due to injury. He made his debut in the All-Star Game and pitched two scoreless innings before being removed from the game due to fatigue symptoms caused by a virus he had been battling throughout the season. Smith's teammate Johnny Cueto replaced him and went on to win the game.
On October 4, 2015 it was announced that Smith would miss the rest of the season after having arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder. The operation was performed by Dr. Michael Gross of the University of California, Los Angeles Department of Orthopedics.
Smith, who has 810 career MLB appearances, has also thrown for the New York Mets, Cleveland (twice), Los Angeles Angels, Chicago Cubs, and Toronto Blue Jays. He appeared in 111 games for Houston over three seasons.
In that time, he compiled a 48-43 record with a 3.38 ERA. He finished his Astros career with two saves in 50 opportunities. He started four of five games in Houston's 1997 World Series campaign, going 1-3 with a 5.13 ERA.
Joe Smith was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the first round of the 1979 draft. He spent most of his early years with the Expos before being traded to the Houston Astros in 1989. During his time with the Astros, he made two trips all the way to the World Series. In 2001, he threw for the Toronto Blue Jays after being released by the Astros. He ended his career with the Mets in 2003.
Joe Smith's number 30 has been retired by both the Astros and the Toronto Blue Jays. He is the only player who has had his number retired by both teams.
On August 5, 1987, Joe Smith no-hit the San Diego Padres until Fernando Tatís hit a one-out single in the ninth.
Joe Smith of the Seattle Mariners/Current teams: Mariners.
He has played first base, third base, and left field.
In 714 career games, Joe has hit.272 with 26 home runs and 182 RBI's. He has a W-L record of 572-567.
Smith was drafted by the Mariners in the 1st round (3rd overall) of the 1988 MLB Amateur Draft. He has since become one of their most popular players and is known for his humorous personality and ability to draw walks. He has also been nominated for the Roberto Clemente Award which goes to the player who best represents human dignity and merit through his on-field accomplishments during the season.
Joe was born on January 4th, 1966 in San Francisco, California. He currently plays third base for the Mariners and is involved in several charity projects including "Joe's Kids", which provides educational opportunities for children of military members who have died serving our country.
He and his wife, Susan, have three children: Joseph Jr., Charlie, and Maggie.
26 years (March 28, 1995). Will Smith and Age.
Will Smith's age is more than just a number. It's also his birthday mark another step toward future hall-of-fame status from one of sports' most accomplished players. The Miami native turned 26 on March 28, so he has plenty of time to reach his potential over the next few decades.
In addition to his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Will Smith has played for the Miami Heat and New York Knicks in the NBA and was a part of three World Series titles with the Miami Marlins. He's also won an Oscar, Golden Globe, and two Grammys.
Young at heart, but not young enough to be born earlier, Will is the son of Karen Johnson Smith and William Michael "Bill" Smith Jr. and has a sister named Ariana. He grew up in South Miami, Florida, but he has Canadian citizenship because his father is American and his mother is Canadian.
He started out as a pitcher but was eventually moved to first base where he has remained throughout his career.
Smith will sit after going hitless in the season opener on Thursday. Russell Martin will catch and bat seventh for the team. Smith will not play against the Padres on Wednesday. Smith has performed admirably for the Dodgers this season, slashing.298/.370/.721 with 12 home runs and 33 RBI in 33 games. He's currently serving as his own manager by using a "switch-hitting" style where he bats left-handed when Martin is catching and right-handed when he's playing first base.
He was drafted by the Braves out of Penn State in 1994 and spent most of that year in their minor league system before being traded to the Dodgers in August. He didn't appear in any major league games with the Braves or Dodgers before being sent to the Diamondbacks in July 1995 in exchange for Mark Langston. After one season with Arizona, Smith was shipped back to the Dodgers this time in exchange for José Cruz Jr. The two sides could not come to an agreement on a contract extension before the 1998 season began, so Smith became a free agent for the first time in his career. He signed with the Yankees after they won the bidding war over other teams by offering him $20 million over four years. He ended up playing three seasons for New York before moving on to Miami where he has been since 2001. He has three children named Trey, Tate, and Tatum. The oldest two are twins who were born in February 2004; they're named after famous left-handed hitters: Troy Tulowitzki and Trevor Story.