Mark Smith was the last player to hit .400 in the Cape Cod League and now that achievment is being recognized along with his other accomplishments by being elected to the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame.
Smith played for the Wareham Gatemen 1990 from the University of Southern California and one of the most impressive offensive seasons of the past 25 years in the CCBL. He hit .408, had 6 homeruns, 14 doubles and 33 rbi that season on his way to capturing the leagues’s MVP award. His 69 hits and 107 total bases that year are a Wareham Gatemen team records and his .408 average is 2nd all time behind John Morris’ .410 average in 1981.
Mark went on to be a first round draft pick of the Baltimore Orioles and played in the major leagues from 1994 – 2003 for the Orioles, Pirates, Marlines, Expos and Brewers. He was the recipient of the Steve Palermo Award for Heroism in 2001 after rescuing a man from a car crash.
Smith, along with his fellow Hall of Fame Classmates will be enshrined on November 19th, 2011 at the Chatham Bars Inn during the annual Hall of Fame Ceremonies. This will be the 12th HOF Class for the Cape Cod Baseball League; which has a permanent home and museum at the JFK Library on Main Street in Hyannis, Massachusetts.