Al Smith

Position
Right Fielder
Years
1946–1964
Hall Rating
35
MLE Rating
57
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Al Smith is next eligible for the Hall of Fame via the Classic Baseball Era Committee in 2025.
Peak
8%
Longevity
92%

Negro League MLEs by Eric Chalek

Due to the different opportunities presented to Black and Latino players before integration, the Hall Rating of these players does not accurately reflect their Hall of Fame cases. When possible, the Hall of Stats uses Eric Chalek’s Negro League MLEs to present an alternate Hall Rating for prominent early Black and Latino stars. Al Smith has a 57 Hall Rating using these MLEs. The rest of the stats on this page come from real game data, not MLEs.

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Rankings by Hall Rating

Franchise Contributions by Hall Rating

Career Statistics

Win-Value Statistics
WAR WAA adjWAR adjWAA
About the stats
20.7 1.7 23.3 7.7
Run-Value Statistics
Bat Run DP Fld Pos
107 15 -5 -44 -42
Season-by-Season Statistics
Year Team WAA WAR
1946 CBE -0.1 -0.1
1947 CBE 0.5 0.7
1948 CBE -0.3 -0.1
1953 CLE -0.7 -0.2
1954 CLE 2.7 4.4
1955 CLE 2.7 4.7
1956 CLE 0.0 1.8
1957 CLE -1.8 0.1
1958 CHW -1.4 0.3
1959 CHW 0.6 2.3
1960 CHW 0.1 1.9
1961 CHW 0.7 2.5
1962 CHW 0.4 2.2
1963 BAL -0.5 0.8
1964 2 teams -1.2 -0.5
1964 CLE -1.4 -0.9
1964 BOS 0.2 0.4
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