Dwight Smith

Dwight Smith, who played for the Atlanta Braves on their 1995 World Series-winning team, died on Friday, the team announced. 

Dwight Smith

He was 58 years old. The Braves said the former outfielder and pop-up batting specialist died of heart and lung failure.

Dwight Smith

Smith played eight years in the major leagues, starting with the Chicago Cubs, splitting seasons 

Dwight Smith

between the Angels and Baltimore Orioles before joining the Braves for his final two seasons.

Dwight Smith

His son, Dwight Jr., also recently spent some more quality  time in the majors with Baltimore in 2020.

Dwight Smith

Smith's Chiefs primarily served as a leadoff hitter with the Braves in 1995, hitting .252 with three home runs and 21 RBIs in 103 games.

Dwight Smith

Atlanta defeated Cleveland in six games to win the World Series, with Smith appearing as the leadoff hitter three times. He left with 1 of 2 tickets.

Dwight Smith

In a statement, the Braves called Smith an "integral member" of their first Atlanta championship team.

Dwight Smith

Smith played one more season with the Braves to finish his career. He hit just .203 with three home runs and 16 RBIs in 101 games. 

Dwight Smith

He did not appear in the postseason as Atlanta reached the World Series again, losing to the New York Yankees.