Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Chino Smith, a Greenwood, South Carolina native, was known as one of the best hitters in the Negro Leagues. He was the first Negro League player to hit a home run in Yankee Stadium, and during his tragically short career, he maintained a batting average of no less than .428. Satchel Paige referred to Smith as one of the most dangerous batters he ever faced.
In 2010, almost 40 percent of the electricity Duke Energy generated was from carbon-free sources, including nuclear, hydro, solar and wind.
Erected 2011 by Greenville Drive & Duke Energy Co.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Industry & Commerce • Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 2010.
Location. 34° 50.5′ N, 82° 24.433′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker can be reached from Field Street. Marker is located inside the south gate of Flour Field. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville SC 29601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clay Buchholz (here, next to this marker); Jim Rice Tommy Lasorda (here, next to this marker); Lou Brissie (here, next to this marker); Al Rosen (here, next to this marker); Joe Anders (here, next to this marker); Nolan Ryan (here, next to this marker); John Smoltz (here, next to this marker); "Shoeless Joe" Jackson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Greenville High School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
Also see . . .
1. Chino Smith. Charles "Chino" Smith (1903 - January 16, 1932) was an American outfielder in Negro league baseball who was one of the Negro leagues' most skillful hitters of the mid-1920s and early 1930s. (Submitted on July 3, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Chino Smith. He is considered to be one of the greatest hitters ever in baseball. (Submitted on July 3, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 800 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.