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Tal Smith

DOB: 9/27/1933

Hometown: Hingham, Mass.

College: Duke


FRONT OFFICE HISTORY
Year Team Title Function
1962 Houston Colt .45's Farm Director Farm Director
1963 Houston Colt .45's Farm Director Farm Director
1964 Houston Colt .45's Assistant to President Baseball Operations
1965 Houston Astros Assistant to President Baseball Operations
1966 Houston Astros Vice President/Director of Player Personnel General Manager
1967 Houston Astros Vice President/Director of Player Personnel
(Replaced 7/27/1967)
General Manager
1968 Houston Astros Vice President/Director of Player Personnel Assistant GM
1969 Houston Astros Vice President/Director of Player Personnel Assistant GM
1970 Houston Astros Vice President/Director of Player Personnel Assistant GM
1971 Houston Astros Vice President/Director of Player Personnel Assistant GM
1972 Houston Astros Vice President/Director of Player Personnel Assistant GM
1974 New York Yankees Executive Vice President
(Co-GM)
General Manager
1975 Houston Astros Executive Vice President and General Manager
(Hired 8/7/1975)
General Manager
1975 New York Yankees Executive Vice President
(Resigned no later than 8/7/1975)
General Manager
1976 Houston Astros Executive Vice President and General Manager General Manager
1977 Houston Astros President and General Manager General Manager
1978 Houston Astros President and General Manager General Manager
1979 Houston Astros President and General Manager General Manager
1980 Houston Astros President and General Manager
(Fired 10/26/1980)
General Manager
1995 Houston Astros President President
1996 Houston Astros President President
1997 Houston Astros President President
1998 Houston Astros President President
1999 Houston Astros President President
2000 Houston Astros President, Baseball Operations President
2001 Houston Astros President, Baseball Operations President
2002 Houston Astros President, Baseball Operations President
2003 Houston Astros President, Baseball Operations President
2004 Houston Astros President, Baseball Operations President
2005 Houston Astros President, Baseball Operations President
2006 Houston Astros President, Baseball Operations President
2007 Houston Astros President, Baseball Operations
(Interim GM 8/27/2007-9/20/2007)
President
2008 Houston Astros President, Baseball Operations President
2009 Houston Astros President, Baseball Operations President
2010 Houston Astros President, Baseball Operations President
2011 Houston Astros President, Baseball Operations
(Fired 11/27/2011)
President



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