Future Hall of Fame Outfielder & excellent instructor LA Dodgers Reggie Smith


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Coach Caliendo and Reggie Smith in Vancouver Canada for the ISG Baseball/BC
Baseball coaches conference. They sit down for over an hour to discuss
players development at the young levels as well as the professional level.
A major discussion is about how to take what you do in practice and transfer
it into a real game situation without thinking about it.

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Many areas are covered such as:
* Importance of being organized
* How important is knowing the player
* Personalizing training
* Pride: Personal, Responsibility In Daily Endeavors
* Young players playing to many games and not enough practicing
* Training in Japan
* What is different now then when Reggie coached with the Dodgers
* Discuss Launch Angles
* Hitting away from the shift, Reggie says it can be done if you train
* Think: Truthful, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary and Kind.
* Importance of Scouting players and using analytics
* How you teach the different levels of players
* Dynamic of who is ready to move up the system

Reggie Smith <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Reggie_Smith_1969.jpg>
Smith in 1969
Right fielder <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_fielder> / Center
fielder <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_fielder>
Born: April 2, 1945 (age 73)
Shreveport, Louisiana <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shreveport,_Louisiana>

Batted: Switch
Threw: Right

MLB debut
September 18, 1966, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1982, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
Batting average <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batting_average> .287

Home runs <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_run> 314
Runs batted in <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Run_batted_in> 1,092
* Boston Red Sox <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Red_Sox> (1966
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1966_Major_League_Baseball_season> -1973
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1973_Major_League_Baseball_season> )
* St. Louis Cardinals
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis_Cardinals> (1974
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1974_Major_League_Baseball_season> -1976
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1976_Major_League_Baseball_season> )
* Los Angeles Dodgers
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_Dodgers> (1976
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1976_Major_League_Baseball_season> -1981
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1981_Major_League_Baseball_season> )
* San Francisco Giants
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_Giants> (1982
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1982_Major_League_Baseball_season> )
* Yomiuri Giants <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yomiuri_Giants> (1983
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1983_Major_League_Baseball_season> -1984
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_Major_League_Baseball_season> )
Career highlights and awards
* 7× All-Star
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_League_Baseball_All-Star_Game> (1969
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1969_Major_League_Baseball_All-Star_Game> ,
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1972_Major_League_Baseball_All-Star_Game> ,
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1974_Major_League_Baseball_All-Star_Game> ,
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_Major_League_Baseball_All-Star_Game> ,
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1977_Major_League_Baseball_All-Star_Game> ,
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1978_Major_League_Baseball_All-Star_Game> ,
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1980_Major_League_Baseball_All-Star_Game> )
* World Series <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Series> champion
(1981 <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1981_World_Series> )
* Gold Glove Award <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_Glove_Award>
* Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame
Carl Reginald Smith (born April 2, 1945) is an American
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_people> former professional
baseball <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baseball> player. He played in
Major League Baseball <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_League_Baseball>
as an outfielder <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outfielder> and afterwards
served as a coach <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coach_(baseball)> and
front office executive. He also played in the Nippon Professional Baseball
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nippon_Professional_Baseball> league for two
seasons at the end of his playing career. During a seventeen-year major
league career (1966-1982), Smith appeared in 1,987 games, hit 314 home runs
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_run> and batted
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batting_average> .287. He was a
switch-hitter <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switch-hitter> who threw
right-handed. In his prime, he had one of the strongest throwing arms of any
outfielder in the big leagues. Smith played at least 70 games in 13
different seasons, and in every one of those 13 seasons, his team had a
winning record.

* 1 Playing career <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reggie_Smith>
* 2 Coaching career <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reggie_Smith>
* 3 See also <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reggie_Smith>
* 4 References <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reggie_Smith>
* 5 External links <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reggie_Smith>
Playing career[edit
> ]
Smith grew up in Los Angeles. He won the International League
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_League> batting title in 1966
with a .320 average while playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto_Maple_Leafs_(International_League)> .
He was called up to the major leagues late in that season and played for the
Boston Red Sox <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Red_Sox> (1966-73),
St. Louis Cardinals <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis_Cardinals>
(1974-76), Los Angeles Dodgers
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_Dodgers> (1976-81) and San
Francisco Giants <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_Giants>
(1982). Smith appeared in four World Series
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Series> , including during his rookie
1967 season <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967_World_Series> for the Red
Sox, and three (1977 <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1977_World_Series> ,
1978 <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1978_World_Series> and 1981
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1981_World_Series> ) for the Dodgers. He hit
three home runs in the 1977 series.
In the 1978 season, Dodger pitcher Don Sutton
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Sutton> went public with comments that
Smith was a more valuable player to the Dodgers than the more-celebrated
Steve Garvey <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Garvey> . This led to an
infamous clubhouse wrestling match between Sutton and Garvey.
In the 1981 season as a member of the Dodgers, Smith was taunted by Giants
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_Giants> fan Michael Dooley,
who then threw a batting helmet at him. Smith then jumped into the stands at
Candlestick Park <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candlestick_Park> and
started punching him. He was ejected from the game, and Dooley was
arrested.[1] <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reggie_Smith> Five months
later, Smith joined the Giants as a free agent
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_agent> . He spent one season in San
Francisco, then moved on to Japan with the Yomiuri Giants
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yomiuri_Giants> for two seasons before
retiring in 1984 <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_in_baseball> .
Coaching career[edit
> ]
After his playing career ended, Smith rejoined the Dodgers, where he served
as a coach <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coach_(sport)> under Tommy
Lasorda <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Lasorda> , a minor league
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minor_leagues> instructor and a player
development official.
Smith became involved with USA Baseball in 1999 as hitting coach on the 1999
Professional Team at the Pan American Games
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_American_Games> in Winnipeg
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnipeg> , Canada (Silver, Olympic
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_Games> qualifiers). Smith again
served as USA hitting coach in the 2000 Olympic Games
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_Games> in Sydney
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney> , Australia where the US Team took
home Gold. He also served as hitting coach for the 2007IBAF Baseball World
Cup <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baseball_World_Cup> in Taiwan
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan> (Gold). Smith also served as hitting
coach for Team USA during the 2006 World Baseball Classic
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Baseball_Classic> , and served as
hitting coach for the Bronze medal winning USA Baseball Olympic team at the
2008 Summer Olympics <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Summer_Olympics>
in Beijing <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing> .[2]
Smith runs a baseball academy in Encino, California
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encino,_California> , where he trains youth
players, including Austin Wilson
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin_Wilson> .[3]

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