Hilton Lee Smith
Born: February 27, 1912, Giddings, Texas
Died: November 18, 1983, Kansas City, Missouri
Monroe Monarchs (1932-1935), New Orleans Black Creoles (1933), New Orleans Crescent Stars (1933), Kansas City Monarchs (1936-1948)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 2001
This Day in Baseball History
On December 11, 1986, the New York Mets acquire outfielder Kevin McReynolds from the San Diego Padres for outfielder Kevin Mitchell and four other players. Mitchell will win the MVP Award in 1989-for the San Francisco Giants.