Longtime MLB Player, World Series Champion Dead At 58

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Last year the Atlanta Braves won their first World Series title since 1995.

Unfortunately, one of the members of that historic 1995 title team has passed away.

On Friday, the Braves announced that former outfielder Dwight Smith had passed away.

He was 58 years old.

"We are saddened by the passing of Dwight Smith today,

An integral member of our 1995 World Series Championship team,

Braves said in a statement.

"1989 NL Rookie of the Year Runner-up,

Dwight enjoyed an eight-year major league career that included tours with the Cubs and Braves after two seasons.

Dwight was also a beloved alumnus member, and his infectious smile will be remembered at Truist Park.

"Our deepest condolences to his wife Cheryl, daughters Taylor and Shannin and son Dwight Jr.."

Dwight Smith made his league debut with the Cubs in 1989,

Making an immediate impact with 111 hits in 109 games.

Ironically, he would lose to Rookie of the Year who voted for his own teammate, Jerome Walton.

Smith was a regular in the Cubs' lineup until 1993 before hitting a rough patch in 1994.

He played for and joined the California Angels and Baltimore Orioles that year.

Brave next season.

Smith found his feet as a pinch hitter in the post-1995 season,

Recording three hits in seven at-bats, including

A crucial RBI in a 5-4 NLDS win over the Colorado Rockies.

Our hearts go out to Dwight Smith's family and loved ones.