Hall of Fame, class of 2019
The Cubs drafted Smith in the second round of the 1975 draft, and sent him to their Gulf Coast League affiliate. He then spent two seasons on the mound for the Pompano Beach Cubs of the Florida State League. Following that, Chicago promoted him to Double-A to play both the ‘78 and ‘79 seasons for the Texas League’s Midland Cubs. He spent the 1980 season at Triple-A for the American Association’s Wichita Aeros, and was a September callup that year.
Minor league teams that Lee Smith played for, en route to the majors:
- GCL Cubs (Gulf Coast League)
- Pompano Beach Cubs (Florida State League)
- Midland Cubs (Texas League)
- Wichita Aeros (American Association)