Former Cubs outfielder Dwight Smith passes away
|Friday, July 22, 2022, 5:24 PM- -|
Former Chicago Cubs outfielder Dwight Smith has passed away at the age of 58.
Smith was the 1989 National League runner-up to teammate Jerome Walton as they helped the team to a National League East title that year.
Many Cubs fans have fond memories of watching that duo hit alongside Mark Grace, Ryno, and others in 1989.
During that rookie season, Smith hit .324 in 109 games and played with the ball club through the 1993 season.
In those five seasons with the Cubs, he hit .285 with 32 dingers.
CubsHQ would like to give our most heartfelt condolences to Smith's family and friends.
Heartbroken to hear about the passing of former #Cubs rookie of the year runner up Dwight Smith. I met Dwight and got to party with him @Club400cubscave, where he also sang the anthem. Such a great guy #RIP pic.twitter.com/mev0bqScQe— Crawly's Cubs Kingdom (@crawlyscubs) July 22, 2022
Sad to hear the news of former Cubs outfielder Dwight Smith passing at the age of 58.— CHGO Cubs (@CHGO_Cubs) July 22, 2022
Smith played five years with the Cubs in the late 80s and early 90s.
His Cubs career he posted a .285/.341/.433 slashline in 536 career games. pic.twitter.com/wJYvWosi6M