Garry Seth Smith is a professional baseball player from the United States of America and plays as an outfielder. Smith went to the University of Mississippi where, after collegiate baseball, he was scooped up by the Colorado Rockies. Smith also played football in college and was the backup quarterback to Eli Manning. His Major League debut came only in September 2007 against the Florida Marlins and although the Rockies won the game 13-0, Smith didn’t record a single hit in his two at-bats. Smith ended 2007 with 7 games under his belt, and 5 hits in 8 at-bats.
In the 2007 post-season, Smith was picked on the virtue of his performance in the 7 games of regular season. In his 6 outings in the post season, Smith had 3 hits with 2 RBI. One of his hits helped load the bases in the second game of the series against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Rockies were down 3-2 at the time and Kazuo Matsui came on to hit a grand slam home run that helped the Rockies win the game 10-5. The Rockies beat the Phillies and then the Diamondbacks (4-0) to win the 2007 National League Championship Series. In the fourth game against the Diamondbacks, Smith drove a double that saw two-runners cross home and give the Rockies a 2-1 lead. Smith himself would score in the inning to increase their lead further.
In 2008, Smith got his first homer for the Rockies in May when he hit a 3-run home run against the New York Mets. Batting at .259 through 2008, Smith also hit the eighth-ever “Inside the Park” home run for the Colorado Rockies.