John Smoltz

John Smoltz

Atlanta Braves All-Star Pitcher

About John Smoltz

John Andrew Smoltz was born on May 15, 1967 in Warren, Michigan. He graduated from Waverly High School in Lansing, MI, where he received All-State honors in both baseball and basketball.

After graduation, John was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the twenty-second round of the 1985 free-agent draft and signed by Bill Schudlich and Ken Madeja. He was traded to the Braves in exchange for Doyle Alexander in August 1987.

Smoltz reached the majors for good in 1989 and was a mainstay in the ...