John Ford Smith

John Ford Smith color

Born: January 19, 1919 in Phoenix, Arizona
Died: February 26, 1983 in Phoenix, Arizona
Bats: Both Throws: Right
HT: 6-1 WT: 200 lb.

Led the league in wins in 1947-48 (13) and 1948-49 (13)…one of five to led the league in wins two seasons in a row; the other four are Barney Brown, Tomás Quiñones, Ed Figueroa y Randy Bockus…in 2014 he was selected as one of the best 75 players of the Puerto Rico Professional League.

Photo colorization: Joe Torres

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