What are my Reggie Smith memories? (CLICK ON BOX TO ENLARGE)
- First, he wore number 7, which I remember because that was my sister's birthday (7/7)
- Second, Reggie had a great arm, one of the best ever. I saw him throw out Dave McNally on an attempted sacrifice fly just in front of the 379 mark.
- I also heard that in a throwing contest with Yaz from the Sox dugout, Yaz barely reached the left field wall. Reggie pegged a seed into the screen!
- But my biggest Reggie memory is his 'player comparison'.
If you don't remember Reggie as being that good, consider that he had more than thirty homers twice, had an OPS of more than 1.000 one season, and finished in the top 5 in MVP voting twice. As for Player B, he had a nice career, too. Fred Lynn, Reggie's number one match on similarity scores.