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riginally signed by the Minnesota Twins, Reggie was acquired by the Red Sox in 1963. He hit 149 home runs and drove in 536 runs during his seven years with Boston, both team records for a switch hitter. In 1968, he garnered a Gold Glove Award as an outfielder, with 390 putouts, and in 1970, notched an amazing fifteen outfield assists.

Reggie hit twenty or more doubles for nine straight seasons, twice leading the American League. His 314 career home runs place him fourth on the switch-hitters list. He appeared in seven All-Star games with the Red Sox, the Cardinals (1974-1976), and Los Angeles (1976-1981). Reggie played in four World Series, winning in 1981.

After a one-year stint with the Giants in 1982, Reggie played two years in Japan before retiring as a player. The Dodgers brought him back to be their Minor League Coordinator. Later, Reggie became the Dodgers’ hitting instructor and first base coach, before leaving the organization in 1998. Reggie was named the hitting instructor of the United States baseball team for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. He coached the ragtag bunch of minor league players who stunned a heavily-favored Cuban team in the Gold Medal game.

Billy Crystal asked Reggie to be the technical consultant on 61,* the film depicting the 1961 home run race between Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. With precious little time, Reggie trained the stars to literally become the M&M boys.

Today, Reggie Smith Baseball Centers consults with major league baseball organizations, conducts youth baseball camps throughout the year, offers private and small-group instruction for players of all levels, as well as trains and certifies coaches for various amateur and school baseball leagues from around the world.

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