Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2012: 5 Reasons Lee Smith Got Screwed

January 10, 2012 by  

Another year, another Lee Smith Hall of Fame snub.

When Lee Smith retired after 18 seasons in professional baseball, he was the all-time saves leader and one of the most feared pitchers in baseball. He was described as the best one-inning pitcher of all-time and was one of the most intimidating pitchers in his era.

Smith would throw gas warming up from the bullpen in left-field foul territory, and when his name was called he would take a slow, deliberate path to the mound, a move that would become his trademark, like AC/DC's "Hells Bells" was to Trevor Hoffman when he would enter games. 

There is so much more than the numbers that point to his Hall of Fame-caliber career, but it is advanced statistics that point to...

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