Frank Smith from the Chronology
Dec 9, 1955 -
The Reds trade pitcher Frank Smith to the Cardinals for 3B Ray Jablonski.
Dec 8, 1954 -
The Cardinals send veteran pitcher Gerry Staley‚ who had won 84 games for St. Louis in the past 6 seasons‚ along with All-star 3B Ray Jablonski to the Reds for Frank Smith (5-8 in 1954). The Cards have the good-fielding Ken Boyer in the wings‚ making the bad-fielding Jabo expendable. He'll be back in the minors within a year. After a year in St. Louis the Cards will waive good-bye to Smith and Cincinnati will sign him back.