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By Tom Keegan and Tom Keegan,Sun Staff Writer | April 13, 1994
Mention the name Lee Smith to a Rotisserie League baseball player and watch visions of dollar signs illuminate his face. For most of his 14-plus major-league seasons, Smith has been a ninth-inning fixture, an intimidating, 6-foot-6 presence on the mound.Whether blowing hitters away with a 95 mph fastball as in younger days, or mixing pitches with precise control as the past couple of years, Smith consistently has ranked among the league leaders in saves.Baseball's all-time saves leader has earned a lot of money for people wise enough to call his name in Rotisserie drafts.
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June 6, 2008
On June 4, 2008 ROSA LEE SMITH On Sunday friends may call at the VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES, 5151 Balto. Nat'l Pike from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. On Monday, Ms. Smith will lie instate at Morning Star Baptist Church, 154 Winters Lane, where the family will receive friends from 10:00 to 10:30 A.M. with services to follow. Inquiries to (410)233-2400
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 5, 1996
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- California Angels closer Lee Smith, suffering from swelling of his surgically repaired right knee, was placed on the 15-day disabled list yesterday.Smith, the all-time saves leader with 471, injured his knee stepping into a hole while on an off-season hunting trip in Louisiana. He underwent surgery to repair the patella tendon Nov. 12 and has not regained the form that enabled him to save 37 games last season.Team medical director Lewis Yocum drained fluid from Smith's knee yesterday and he was placed on the DL for only the second time in his 17-year career.
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November 16, 2005
CLARA (CLARE) MARY VIRGINIA SMITH passed away November 12, 2005 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury surrounded by her family. She was 80 years of age and had fought a long battle with osteoarthritis and Alzheimer's. She was born on February 22, 1925 to the late Capt. Martin and Clara Kleinsmith of Baltimore. She was an honor roll student and graduate of Southern High School in Baltimore. While in school she worked part time at Hutzler's and was a voracious reader. After graduating from high school, Clare took a job as the executive secretary to the manager of Revere Copper and Brass in Baltimore.
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By Tom Keegan and Tom Keegan,Sun Staff Writer | August 10, 1994
NEW YORK -- When the Orioles have a one-run lead in the final inning of a game, either the starting pitcher gets the complete game or Lee Smith walks in ever so slowly from the bullpen.For Orioles manager Johnny Oates, that decision had been as routine as writing Cal Ripken's name into the lineup.But after Leo Gomez singled in a run in the 10th inning of Monday night's 6-5 loss to give the Orioles a one-run lead, Oates left Armando Benitez in the game, then replaced him with left-hander Jim Poole and right-hander Mark Eichhorn with the lead on the line.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Contributing Writer | July 10, 1994
Each major-league player at Tuesday's All-Star Game once was just a regular player on his Little League or high school team when he started.Most are at different positions than when they started baseball.Some players were the stars of their Little League teams. Some didn't even want to play the game, but accidentally got hooked.Some didn't even start playing baseball until high school. Some needed lucky breaks.One of those players who backed into baseball and received those breaks is Orioles All-Star reliever Lee Smith, who didn't play baseball until his senior year at Castor High School in Louisiana.
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Sun Staff Writer | July 12, 1994
PITTSBURGH -- Lee Smith says he would consider returning to the Orioles in 1995, but with his father ailing in Castor, La., he might prefer to play for the Houston Astros.Smith said yesterday that his father, Willie, has suffered two strokes since the start of spring training, and is undergoing treatment for high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis.The Orioles have granted permission for Smith to fly home on days off, but that journey would become easier if he played in Houston, a three-hour drive from Castor.
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By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | August 28, 2003
Ruth Lee Smith, who inspired a generation of young swimmers and divers in Central Maryland, died of cancer Sunday at the Brightwood Center in Lutherville. She was 74. Never taking a dime for her efforts, Mrs. Smith was for many years the Lochearn Community Club representative to the Central Maryland Swim League, with which she had been associated since it was organized in 1973. "She was single-handedly responsible for a thousand children and 50 to 100 coaches being involved in swimming," said John Clark, program director of the Western Family YMCA in Catonsville and a former swimmer, coach and manager at Lochearn.
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By TOM KEEGAN | December 11, 1994
The signing of Matt Nokes represents only the beginning of the Orioles' plan to buy a championship team in the midst of the game's longest work stoppage.They also have overcome their indecisiveness on the Lee Smith front and hope to retain their closer, who has given the California Angels no indication he is prepared to accept the club's two-year offer in the $4 million-to-$4.5 million range (plus incentives).The Angels have given Smith no deadline, and continue to look elsewhere for a closer.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,Sun Staff Writer | April 24, 1994
Lee Smith's act is getting redundant.Smith gave yesterday's sellout crowd at Camden Yards one more glimpse of his routine. Another leisurely stroll to the mound, another scoreless ninth inning, another save, another slap at the critics who declared last winter that the major leagues' all-time saves leader was finished.After he polished off Seattle in 1-2-3 fashion to clinch the Orioles' 4-3 victory, Smith responded with a typically carefree shrug when informed of his latest achievement. He became the first pitcher in history to record nine saves in a team's first 16 games.
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November 15, 2005
CLARE SMITH passed away November 12, 2005 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury surrounded by her family. She was 80 years of age and had fought a long battle with osteoarthritis and Alzheimer's. She was born on February 22, 1925 to the late Capt. Martin and Clara Kleinsmith of Baltimore. She was an honor roll student and graduate of Southern High School in Baltimore. While in school she worked part time at Hutzler's and was a voracious reader. After graduating from high school, Clare took a job as the executive secretary to the manager of Revere Copper and Brass in Baltimore.
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December 8, 2004
On December 4, 2004, SHAQUILLE RYAN, loving son of Lee Smith Jr. and Lynn Simpson. Visitation at 2140 N. Fulton Avenue on Thursday 2 to 8 P.M. The family will receive friends in the chapel on Friday at 10:30 A.M. Funeral at 11 A.M.
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October 7, 2004
On October 5, 2004, WEBSTER LEE SMITH, JR.; beloved husband of the late Ellen Smith (nee Limpert); devoted father of Lee Smith and his wife Renee and Cheryl Shiembob and her husband Mark; loving grandfather of Kerri, Allison, Drew and Kelly. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair Road (Perry Hall), on Thursday 7 to 9 P.M., where funeral services will be held on Friday at 9:30 A.M. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Maryland.
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March 2, 2004
On Sunday, February 29, 2004 GRAFTON; devoted husband of Majorie Lee Maynard (nee Lee); beloved father and Father-in-law of Linda Lee Crawford, Deborah Lee and Ronald Schmidt, Thomas and Janet Maynard, III; beloved grandfather of Heather Lee Ivy, Courtney C. Weisman, Corey C. Crawford, Michael Sean Schmidt, Staci Lee Schmidt, Melanie Maynard, Brooke Maynard and Sam Maynard; great grandfather of Sophia, Eliza, Rachael and Maggie. He was predeceased br grandfather Tammy Lee Smith and was the last of his immediate family.
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March 2, 2004
On Sunday, February 29, 2004, GRAFTON, devoted husband of Marjorie Maynard (nee Lee), beloved father of Linda Lee Crawford, Deborah Lee Schmidt and Thomas Maynard III; father-in-law of Ronald Schmidt and Janet Maynard; beloved grandfather of Heather Lee Ivy, Courtney C. Weisman, Corey C. Crawford, Michael Sean Schmidt, Staci Lee Schmidt, Melanie Maynard, Brooke Maynard and Sam Maynard, great-grandfather of Sophia, Eliza, Rachael and Maggie. He was predeceased by granddaughter Tammy Lee Smith and was the last of his immediate family.
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January 25, 2004
On January 22, 2004, MARY LOUISE (BURNETT) SMITH, age 88, passed away quietly at the Charlestown Retirement Community, Catonsville, MD, where she had resided since 1987. She was the beloved wife of the late Howard Jay Smith; beloved mother of two sons, H. Lee Smith and his wife Joyce, of Flemington, NJ, James Smith and his wife Ann, of Jacksonville, FL, and a daughter, Mary Ellen Parks and her husband Joshua, of Bluffton, SC. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Hollie Einolf, Melinda Granlund, Craig Rice, Matthew Smith, and Donald Rice; and one great grandson, Zachary Einolf.
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By TOM KEEGAN | November 6, 1994
The Texas Rangers decided not to exercise the option on closer Tom Henke's contract, which leaves them with a roster that has one pitcher (Cris Carpenter) with as many as seven career saves (earned in 24 opportunities).Orioles closer Lee Smith is a free agent.Texas manager Johnny Oates had an excellent working relation ship with Smith, never using him more than one in nine, almost never using him in a non save situation.Rangers general manager Doug Melvin felt jilted when the Orioles hired Phil Regan as manager, preventing Regan from interviewing for the Rangers' managing vacancy.
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By ORIOLES | April 28, 1994
Lee Smith already has a save record, but he hasn't set any speed records in his first weeks with the Orioles. The ace relief pitcher has attracted plenty of attention with his slow walk to the pitching mound. The time interval measured is from the opening of the bullpen door to the moment the pitcher arrives on the mound.Time ..... ...... Player1 minute ...... April 19, 1994 Lee Smith, Orioles50 seconds .... April 4, 1994 Lee Smith, Orioles41.5 seconds .. April 20, 1994 Brad Pennington, Orioles40.
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September 7, 2003
On September 6, 2003, ELLEN L. (nee Limpert); beloved wife of Webster L. Smith, Jr.; devoted mother of W. Lee Smith, III and his wife Renee, Cheryl Ellen Shiembob and her husband Mark; loving grandmother of Kerri and Allison Smith, Andrew and Kelly Shiembob. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair Road (Perry Hall), on Sunday from 4 to 7 P.M. Further visitation will be held at the Oak Crest Village Chapel, on Monday from 9:30 until 10 A.M., at which time services will be held.
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By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | August 28, 2003
Ruth Lee Smith, who inspired a generation of young swimmers and divers in Central Maryland, died of cancer Sunday at the Brightwood Center in Lutherville. She was 74. Never taking a dime for her efforts, Mrs. Smith was for many years the Lochearn Community Club representative to the Central Maryland Swim League, with which she had been associated since it was organized in 1973. "She was single-handedly responsible for a thousand children and 50 to 100 coaches being involved in swimming," said John Clark, program director of the Western Family YMCA in Catonsville and a former swimmer, coach and manager at Lochearn.
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