July 23, 2014
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Ex-major leaguer from Arkansas dies


FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) _ Former major league baseball player Hal Smith of Fort
Smith has died.

Edwards Funeral Home says Smith died Saturday at age 82. A cause of death was
not released.

Smith was a native of Barling who signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as a
catcher in 1949. He played for the Cardinals from 1956-61 and was named to three
National League All-Star teams.

He later played briefly for Pittsburgh in 1965 before becoming a scout and
coach for several teams.

Funeral services are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at East Side Baptist
Church in Fort Smith.

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