Taking kids from the draft or the Gulf Coast League and turning them into a team in such a short amount of time is not a job for just anyone. Being a Twins' organization lifer, Smith has pretty much done, and seen it all.
He was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Twins in 1977, and made it to Minnesota as a catcher in 1981. But that is nothing compared to what he has done as manager of the Elizabethton Twins.
In his 12 seasons as manager, Smith has a record of 481-318, and has won four league championships. On Wednesday, Smith led the Twins to an opening game win against Danville, as he looks for his fifth league championship.
TwinCitiesDugout.com would like to congratulate Manager Smith on another fine season, and wish him continued success in the future.
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