R.I.P. DAVE SMITH
Sad news from the Tribune today. Former Cub and Astro reliever Dave Smith is dead at the age of 53.
“He was the most giving, unconditionally compassionate man anyone ever came across,” (former teammate Tim) Flannery said. “Everybody’s got Dave Smith stories. Usually it’s him reaching into his pocket and pulling out $100 to give to someone selling newspapers for a quarter.”
Smith had a non-descript season and a half with the Cubs at the end of his career. But when you think about tough closers of the 80′s, his name will always come up.
R.I.P. Dave Smith.