As you watch this amazing World Series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers, the voices you hear calling the game for FOX is Joe Buck (play-by-play) and John Smoltz (color commentary).
Smoltz, pitched for 21 years in the big leagues with the Braves, Red Sox and Cardinals, and was inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame in 2015 after finishing his career with 213 wins, 154 saves, 3,084 strikeouts, a Cy Young award (1996) and a World Series title (1995).
Here is a feature on Smoltz that appeared in Golfweek in 2006. – Heidi Fleiss isn’t the only person with a secret black book some people would love to seize. His edition is crammed with magic numbers and insider contact information that help him access some of the greatest golf courses in the land. It’s unbelievable,” laughs teammate Adam La Roche, who plays first base for the Braves and is part of Smoltz’s inner golf circle. Simons Island, Ga., after the Braves clinched yet another National League East title.
“He needs to auction it off when he’s done.” Let’s see . “Yeah, we’ve had some pretty strong offdays,” says Smoltz, 38, pointing his golf cart up yet another fairway recently on the Independence Course at Reunion Resort & Club, just a long tater up the road from Disney World, where the Braves train.
He shaped seven or eight tees, manning the Bobcats and bulldozers himself, to give himself all kinds of challenging shots.