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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Terrell Smith, Another Sport - 19

The Stanhope-Elmore Mustangs remained quiet for much of this first part of this November 1987 game, that is until Mustang quarterback Terrell Smith dropped back to pass, according to The Anniston Star.

Smith connected on the third-quarter pass for a 75-yard touchdown, The Star wrote. Smith threw another three-yard pass later for a second touchdown, but it wasn't enough.

Smith went on from Stanhope-Elmore to turn pro in another sport, baseball. But his career there, for Smith, likely wasn't enough. Assigned to rookie ball, Smith's pro career lasted all of five games. He picked up a single pro hit.

Smith's career began and ended in 1990, taken by the Phillies in the 27th round of the draft out of Stanhope-Elmore in Alabama. Smith is also credited as Terry Smith.

As a senior at Stanhope, Smith won all-state honors in football as a quarterback. But it was in baseball that he signed. He signed with the Phillies shortly after being drafted.

With the Phillies at Princeton, Smith got into just those five games. In 10 at bats, 13 plate appearances, he recorded that one hit, two RBI and one stolen base. Those numbers mark the extent of his professional baseball career.
1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured: 2,697
Made the Majors:1,031-38.2%
Never Made Majors:1,666-61.8%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 426
10+ Seasons in the Minors:263

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