Roy Smalley

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Roy Smalley's 1986 Topps card

Roy Smalley of the Minnesota Twins is a one-time all-star, one-time World Series champion, and a first pick overall in 1974. He's had stints in Texas, Minnesota, the Yankees, and the White Sox before finishing his career in Minnesota. He doesn't seem to have good stats in RBI, though. Too bad.

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Bio

  • Born Roy Frederick Smalley III on October 25, 1952 in Los Angeles, CA.
  • His dad, Roy Smalley, Sr., played shortstop with the Cubs, Braves, and Phillies.
  • Nephew of 1986 California Angels Manager Gene Mauch
  • Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1974 amateur draft.
  • Played in the Big Leagues from 1975 to 1987.
  • Traded by the Texas Rangers with Mike Cubbage, Jim Gideon, Bill Singer, and $250000 cash to the Minnesota Twins for Bert Blyleven and Danny Thompson on June 1, 1976.
  • Traded by the Minnesota Twins to the New York Yankees for Ron Davis, Paul Boris, and Greg Gagne on April 10, 1982.
  • Traded by the New York Yankees to the Chicago White Sox for players to be named later. The Chicago White Sox sent Doug Drabek (August 13, 1984) and Kevin Hickey (August 13, 1984) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade on July 18, 1984.
  • Traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Minnesota Twins for Randy Johnson (not the Big Unit) and Ron Scheer (minors) on February 19, 1985.
  • Finished 16th in MVP voting in 1979.
  • Hit .500 in the 1987 World Series
Roy Smalley's head shot