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Dwight Smith, who gained World Collection with Braves, useless at 58


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Dwight Smith, a World Collection champion outfielder with the Atlanta Braves, died Friday, the group introduced. He was 58.

Smith died of congestive heart and lung failure, the group mentioned. He lived in Peachtree Metropolis, about 30 miles south of Atlanta.

Dwight Smith and pitcher Greg Maddux of the Atlanta Braves have a good time their 1995 World Collection championship after defeating the Cleveland Indians in Sport 6 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium on Oct. 28, 1995, in Atlanta.
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“We’re saddened by the passing earlier at the moment of Dwight Smith, an integral member of our 1995 World Series championship group,” the Braves mentioned.

“The 1989 NL Rookie of the Yr runner-up, Dwight loved an eight-year Main League profession that included two postseason journeys with the Cubs and Braves. Dwight was additionally a beloved alumni member, and his infectious smile will probably be missed round Truist Park.

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“Our deepest condolences to his spouse Cheryl, daughters Tylor and Shannyn and son Dwight, Jr.”

Smith made his debut with the Chicago Cubs in 1989. He hit .324 with 111 hits and 9 residence runs. He completed second in Rookie of the Yr voting to teammate Jerome Walton.

FILE - Outfielder Dwight Smith of the Atlanta Braves swings during a game against the San Diego Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego.

FILE – Outfielder Dwight Smith of the Atlanta Braves swings throughout a sport in opposition to the San Diego Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego.
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Smith joined the Braves in 1995 and performed in 103 video games, profitable the World Series over the Cleveland Indians.

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In between his time with the Cubs and Braves, he performed for the California Angels and Baltimore Orioles.

In eight years, he batted .275 with a .755 OPS and 46 residence runs.

Former MLB player Dwight Smith, left, poses for a photograph with his son, Dwight Smith Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays, at a game at SunTrust Park on May 18, 2017, in Atlanta.

Former MLB participant Dwight Smith, left, poses for along with his son, Dwight Smith Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays, at a sport at SunTrust Park on Might 18, 2017, in Atlanta.
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His son, Dwight Smith Jr., has performed within the majors with the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles. 

The Related Press contributed to this report.



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