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Dwight Smith, 1995 Atlanta Braves World Series champion, dies at 58

Former Major League Baseball outfielder Dwight Smith, who won the World Series in 1995 with the Atlanta Braves, died Friday, according to team officials and WSB-TV. He was 58.

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Smith began his career with the Chicago Cubs, who drafted him in 1984, according to officials. He made his debut during the 1989 season and placed second behind teammate Jerome Walton in the vote for National League Rookie of the Year, according to Bleacher Report.

He played five seasons with the Cubs and went on to play with the Braves, the California Angels and the Baltimore Orioles, WSB reported.

In a statement released Friday, the Braves remembered Smith as “an integral member of our 1995 World Series Championship team” and “a beloved alumni member.”

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“His infectious smile will be missed around Truist Park,” team officials said.

Smith is survived by his wife, Cheryl; his daughters, Taylor and Shannyn; and his son, Dwight Jr., according to the Braves.

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