Lee Smith was the most prolific closer of his generation and it only took 22 years for anyone to notice
Smith's career took him on a long journey that passed through eight cities, including a brief stop in Baltimore. The journey that brought him to Cooperstown took a little bit longer.
Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony features both a small-town feel and an international flavor
While former Orioles Mike Mussina, Harold Baines and Lee Smith celebrated their small-town roots, fans came from Puerto Rico and Panama to help welcome Edgar Martinez and Mariano Rivera to the Hall of Fame.