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John Smiley
Pitcher
Born: March 17, 1965 (1965-03-17) (age 44)
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Batted: Left Threw: Left 
MLB debut
September 1, 1986 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
August 30, 1997 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
Win-Loss record     126-103
Earned run average     3.80
Strikeouts     1,234
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • 2x All-Star selection (1991, 1995)
  • Led NL in wins in 1991 with 20

John Smiley (born March 17, 1965 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania) is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for four teams: the Pittsburgh Pirates, Minnesota Twins, the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians in a twelve year career from 1986 to 1997.

In Smiley's first full season (1987), he was a relief pitcher, leading the Pirates in appearances with 63 games. Smiley was converted to a starting pitcher in 1988, lowering his Earned Run Average by a full 2.5 runs per game, posting a 3.25 ERA and 13 wins against 11 losses.

Smiley was a two time All-Star: as a Pirate in 1991, a season in which Smiley led the National League with twenty wins and finished third in the Cy Young Award balloting; and in 1995 with the Reds, a season in which he had twelve wins and five losses. In August 1995, Smiley surrendered a home run to Braves pitcher Tom Glavine — the only homer Glavine has hit in his major league career to date. Smiley broke his left humerus while warming up for a start in 1997 shortly after he was traded to the Indians by the Reds. The injury ended his career.

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Preceded by
Doug Drabek
National League Wins Champion
1991
(with Tom Glavine)
Succeeded by
Tom Glavine & Greg Maddux
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