Former World Series champ Dwight Smith dies

July 22nd, 2022

The baseball world grieved the loss of former outfielder Dwight Smith on Friday, with the Braves tweeting their condolences in a statement. Smith, who was 58, was drafted by the Cubs in 1984 and played eight seasons in the Majors with the Cubs, Braves, Angels and Orioles.

"We are saddened by the passing earlier today of Dwight Smith, an integral member of our 1995 World Series championship team," the Braves' statement read.

"The 1989 NL Rookie of the Year runner-up, Dwight enjoyed an eight-year Major League career that included two postseason trips with the Cubs and Braves. Dwight was also a beloved alumni member, and his infectious smile will be missed around Truist Park.

"Our deepest condolences to his wife, Cheryl, daughters Taylor and Shannyn, and son Dwight Jr."

Smith's son, a first-round pick of the Blue Jays in 2011, last played in the Majors in 2020.