Nebraska Minor League Baseball
Harry Smith

According to Harry (Harrison) Smith was born in Union Nebraska on August 15, 1889. The Museum of Major League Baseball in St. Paul Nebraska indicates that he was born in Avoca Nebraska. In any case he began his professional career with the Fremont Pathfinders of the Nebraska State League in 1910. The 5' 9" 160 lb. right hander was the ace of the Fremont staff and led them to the Nebraska League championship. He pitched two no hit games and two one hit games during the 1910 season. He lost one game the last two months of the season and that was 1-0 in a 17 inning game. At the end of the year he was sold to the Lincoln team in the Western League. He had a 15-10 record.

In 1911, Lincoln sent him back to Fremont where he led the Nebraska State League in stikeouts with 235. He had a 6-3 record with Lincoln and a 16-10 record for Fremont.. He was married in August 1911. In 1912 he was a regular for the Lincoln Western League team and had a record of 21 wins and 15 losses. He made it to the American League Chicago White Sox in 1912. He pitched five innings and had a record of 1 win 0 losses.

In 1913 he was back pitching for Lincoln in the Western League. He pitched a no hitter against Wichita on April 27, 1913 and Lincoln won 7-0. He pitched in 36 games for Lincoln in 1913 and had a 3.96 ERA for the year.

In 1914 he pitched for Lincoln in the Western League and had an 8-11 record.

In 1915 he pitched for Norfolk in the NSL before the demise of the league.

In 1922, Harry pitched in the next iteration of the NSL. He pitched for Lincoln and was 7-6 in 17 games.

Harry died in Dunbar Nebraska in 1964.

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