Tigers have plans for ex-replacement player Smith

July 27, 1997|By PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS

PHILADELPHIA -- The Detroit Tigers are grooming minor-league outfielder Ira Smith to be a coach or manager. Smith, 30, a Maryland alum from Chestertown, is an ex-replacement player whose promotion to the Padres was voted down, 24-1, when Randy Smith was San Diego's GM; he's now GM of the Tigers.

Pub Date: 7/27/97

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