Ouriel: Sandusky’s Elmer Smith helped Cleveland Indians win their first World Series

From Andy Ouriel at the Sandusky Register on March 29, 2019:

A man from Sandusky not only played on a World Series championship squad but also contributed to help the professional team nearest his hometown win its first title.

Elmer Smith, who played 10 Major League Baseball seasons, spent most of his professional career with the Cleveland Indians.

In his seven seasons with Cleveland, his best year came in 1920. The outfielder hit an impressive .316, belted a team-high 12 home runs and drove in 103 runners. The 103 RBIs ranked 10th in baseball, trailing the likes of Babe Ruth (first with 135) Shoeless Joe Jackson (fourth with 121) and fellow teammate and hall of famer Tris Speaker (ninth with 107).

Smith’s offensive prowess carried into the postseason, as he amassed a .308 batting average and swatted one home run during the 1920 World Series. His dinger came at a pivotal moment against the Brooklyn Robins. They later became the Dodgers and relocated to Los Angeles.

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Originally published: April 1, 2019. Last Updated: April 1, 2019.