Smith died of congestive heart and lung failure, 团队说. He lived in Peachtree City, 关于 30 亚特兰大以南的英里.
“We are saddened by the passing earlier today of Dwight Smith, an integral member of our 1995 世界系列 championship team,” the Braves said.
“的 1989 NL Rookie of the Year runner-up, Dwight enjoyed an eight-year Major League career that included two postseason trips with the Cubs and Braves. Dwight was also a beloved alumni member, and his infectious smile will be missed around Truist Park.
“Our deepest condolences to his wife Cheryl, daughters Tylor and Shannyn and son Dwight, 小”
Smith made his debut with the 芝加哥小熊队 在 1989. He hit .324 与 111 hits and nine home runs. He finished second in Rookie of the Year voting to teammate Jerome Walton.
Smith joined the Braves in 1995 and played in 103 游戏, 获胜 the World Series over the Cleveland Indians.
In between his time with the Cubs and Braves, he played for the California Angels and Baltimore Orioles.
In eight years, he batted .275 与 .755 OPS and 46 home runs.
他的儿子, Dwight Smith Jr., has played in the majors with the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles.