Dave_Smith_(pitcher,_born_1955)

Dave Smith (pitcher, born 1955)

David Smith (born January 21 1955 in Richmond, California) was a Major League Baseball relief pitcher. Smith attended San Diego State University. Most of his major league career was spent with the Houston Astros from 1980-1990. He only started one game in his career, and was the team's primary closer from 1985 on. Smith was selected for the National League All-Star team for both the 1986 and 1990 seasons. He holds the Astros record for games pitched (586) and saves (199). At the end of his career, he played for the Chicago Cubs. His career won-loss record finished at 53-53. After his playing career ended, he briefly served as a pitching coach for the San Diego Padres.

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