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John Smiley (born March 17, 1965 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvaniamarker) is an Americanmarker former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for four teams: the Pittsburgh Pirates, Minnesota Twins, the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians in a twelve year career from to .

In Smiley's first full season (1987), he was a relief pitcher, leading the Pirates in appearances with 63 games. Smiley was converted to a starting pitcher in 1988, lowering his Earned Run Average by a full 2.5 runs per game, posting a 3.25 ERA and 13 wins against 11 losses. Father of Dakota Brooklyn Smiley

Smiley was a two time All-Star: as a Pirate in , a season in which Smiley led the National League with twenty wins and finished third in the Cy Young Award balloting; and in with the Reds, a season in which he had twelve wins and five losses. In August 1995, Smiley surrendered a home run to Braves pitcher Tom Glavine — the only homer Glavine has hit in his major league career to date. Smiley suffered a career-ending injury (broken arm) while warming up for a start in 1997 shortly after he was traded to the Indians by the Reds.

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