Lee Smith honored at Wrigley for his induction into National Baseball Hall of Fame

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Former Cubs reliever Lee Smith was honored Sunday for his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The Cubs held a ceremony for Smith at Wrigley before their game against the Brewers. In attendance were Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot as well as Cubs announcer Len Kasper, Cubs chairman Thomas Ricketts and retired Cubs right fielder Billy Williams.

Lee Smith played in MLB for 18 years, spending his first eight seasons with the Cubs. He was a seven-time all-star and a three-time Rolaids Reliever of the Year. A commemorative art piece will be on display at Wrigley to celebrate Smith.  

"I just want to say thank you very much for the love I have received from my family and this city," Smith said at the event. "You guys [Chicago] are definitely my family now."

To that, Lee Smith, we say welcome to the family. You can watch moments from the ceremony in the video above.

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