Born in England, Harry Smith learned baseball as a boy in Ohio. Though one of Connie
Mack's early discoveries, he played most of his career in the National League
he was a fun-loving, light-hitting backup catcher. Called Peck's Bad Boy of Baseball,
he entertained fans and teammates with practical jokes (some aimed at umpires) even
after becoming a minor league manager. He piloted the Braves for half of 1909.