Thursday, December 18, 2008

R.I.P. Dave Smith

It was announced today that former Astros and Cubs pitchers and Padres pitching coach Dave Smith has passed away. He died of a heart attack at age 53. He was named to the Astros all star Astrodome team and recorded double digit saves every year from 1985-1991, once reaching as high as 33. This is something of a shock as he is only two years older than I am.

1 comment:

night owl said...

That's sad. I remember Smith well from the Astros' heyday in the late '80s. It really wasn't that long ago.