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CARDINALS BUD SMITH SIGNED AUTO ML BASEBALL HE HAS A NO HITTER FOR THE CARDS214 577 0011
Robert Allan "Bud" Smith (born October 23, 1979 in Torrance, California) is a retired American baseball player. Smith was active at the Major League level in 2001 and 2002, playing for the St. Louis Cardinals.
In 2000, he led the entire minor league Cardinal organization with a
2.26 ERA (among starters) and 17 wins (5 with AAA Memphis and 12 with AA
Arkansas) and threw two no-hitters of the seven-inning variety against
Midland and San Antonio. His 2000 year performance earned him Baseball
Weekly's Minor League Pitcher of the Year award.
No-hitter and Major League career
His Major League career was short but notable, as he became the 18th rookie since 1900 to throw a no-hitter. Smith's Cardinals defeated the San Diego Padres
4–0 on September 3, 2001, the rookie hurler giving up four walks but no
hits, while throwing 134 pitches in the game. Due to Smith's high pitch count entering the later innings, Cardinal pitching coach Dave Duncan
was actually hoping someone would break up the no-hitter, fearing that
his young pitcher might tire, although he went against that judgment in
allowing Smith to finish the game. As of August 2011, Smith's no-hitter is the last one for a Cardinals pitcher.
Smith had an impressive rookie season in 2001, compiling a 6–3 record and 3.83 earned run average in 16 games, good for 4th in Rookie of the Year voting. However, after posting a dreadful 6.94 era in his sophomore season, he never pitched at the major league level again.
Smith has the distinction of being the last member of the Cardinals
to wear the number 51. In his major league debut, he donned the number
associated with retired fan favorite Willie McGee, upsetting many fans. Shortly thereafter, Smith agreed to change his number to 52 and no one has used 51 since.
For his career, Smith is 7–8 with a 4.95 earned run average in 132.7 innings. He has made 27 appearances with 24 starts, with one complete game shutout.
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