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Chino Smith

 
 
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By Brian Scott, June 29, 2011
1. Chino Smith Marker
Inscription.
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.

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Erected 2011 by Greenville Drive & Duke Energy Co.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is located inside the south gate of Flour Field. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville SC 29601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clay Buchholz (here, next to this marker); Jim Rice (here, next to this marker); Tommy Lasorda (here, next to this marker); Lou Brissie (here, next to this marker); Al Rosen (here,
Chino Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, June 29, 2011
2. Chino Smith Marker
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); Allen Temple AME Church Bell (about 500 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.) 

3. Pride and Passion: Charlie Chino Smith. Life was as hard as the ground from which the Smith family scratched a living, and in the early 1900s poverty was an accepted way of life on Tol Road in the Antioch community of Darlington County, SC. (Submitted on July 3, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
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Chino Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, June 29, 2011
3. Chino Smith Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 465 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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