Big Lee spent the first eight years of his career with the Cubs. He posted 180 saves during that span. GM Jim Frey foolishly traded him to the Red Sox after the 1987 season. Smith then spent the next ten years with seven different clubs. By the time he retired in 1997, he was the career leader in saves. He's since been passed by Mariano Riveria and Trevor Hoffman.
Smith will most likely go into the hall as a Cub. That is his preference from what I've read. I wonder if the Cubs will retire his number? They've done it with all of the other modern HOFers.
My collection includes 65 different cards of Lee Smith, including two autographs.
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