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Tal Smith Biography by The Baseball Page

Tal Smith Biography by The Baseball Page

    * School Duke University

    * Born September 27, 1933 in Framingham, MA USA

Tal Smith was one of the original employees of the Houston Colt .45s. He was the farm director in 1962-1963 and assistant to the president in 1964-1965. From 1965 to 1967, Smith was General Manager of the team, now known as the Houston Astros. He was assistant GM from 1968 to 1972.

From 1974 to 1975, Smith was Co-GM of the New York Yankees along with Gabe Paul. Upon leaving the Yankees, he served as second stint as the Astros General Manager, holding that position until 1980. Since 1994, Smith has been President of the Astros. On August 27, 2007, Smith was chosen as interim General Manager for the Houston Astros, replacing Tim Purpura. Ed Wade was hired as the GM in September.

His son, Randy Smith, is a former GM of the San Diego Padres and Detroit Tigers.

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Assistant General Manager, Baseball Executive, Farm Director, Gabe Paul, General manager, Houston Astros, Houston Colt .45's, New York Yankees, Team President

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