Gary Smith


·      MHS – Class of 1964

·      11 varsity letters – football, basketball and baseball

·      All State and All Area honors in three sports – football, basketball and baseball

·      Captain/Co-Captain in all three sports – junior and senior years

·      AllBaseball-4 no-hitters, 6 shut-outs, lead team in most wins, innings pitched and most strike-outs

·      Contributining factor on Detroit Baseball Federation, 3 National Championships, representing Melvindale H.S.

·      Record 16 strike-outs in a championship game against Washington D.C. in the summer of 1963 for a National Championship/2-time Louisville Slugger “Black Bat” recipient

·      Alpena Junior College-basketball and baseball scholarship/Michigan State University-baseball scholarship

·      Drafted by Minnesota Twins, New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles during the 1965-1966 baseball draft/Signed with the Boston Red Sox in 1967/Houston Astros purchased his contract in 1970

·      Married to wife Joan for 23 years

·      Currently enjoying the real estate business in Florida