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Ex-major leaguer Hal Smith dies at age 82

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Hal Smith, who played in 10 major league seasons, died in Fort Smith, Ark., at age 82.

According to Edwards Funeral Home, Smith died on Saturday and no cause of death was released.

Smith signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as a catcher in 1949. He played for the Cardinals from 1956-61 and was named to three National League All-Star teams.

He also played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Houston Colt .45s before becoming a scout and coach for several teams.

In his major league career, Smith hit 58 home runs and drove in 323 runs.
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