In his first start, with the Indians in 1902, Cleveland native Charlie Smith beat
A's Hall of Famer Rube Waddell
, but he soon dropped to the minors. He resurfaced
in 1906 to go 31-61 in four years with dreadful Senators teams, but had greater success
with the Red Sox (11-6 in 1910) and Cubs (league-high six relief wins in 1912). His
brother was National and Federal League
infielder Fred V. Smith.