Smith, Ford, John


Born: Jan. 9, 1919
Died: Feb. 26, 1983

Smith was a hard throwing right hander and one of the leading pitchers on the 1946 pennant winning Kansas City Monarchs.  Beyond baseball Smith was a Lieutenant in the Air Corps and was later Executive Director of the Arizona State Civil Rights Commission.

Chicago American Giants - 1939
Indianapolis Crawfords - 1940
Kansas City Monarchs - 1941 and 1946-48
Military - 1942-45
Minor Leagues and Canadian League - 1949-54