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Former Cardinal Hal Smith dies in Fort Smith

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Former major league baseball player Hal Smith of Fort Smith, Ark., has died.
    
Edwards Funeral Home says Smith died Saturday at age 82. A cause of death was not released.
    
Smith was a native of Barling who signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as a catcher in 1949. He played for the Cardinals from 1956-61 and was named to three National League All-Star teams.
    
He later played briefly for Pittsburgh in 1965 before becoming a scout and coach for several teams.
    
Funeral services are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at East Side Baptist Church in Fort Smith.
    
Survivors include his wife and three children.

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