Elmer Smith was a hard-hitting Cleveland Indians outfielder. He played alongside Hall of Fame centerfielder Tris Speaker during the 1920s. The two outfielders and slugging third baseman Larry Gardner played a major role in the Cleveland Indians winning the 1920 AL pennant and the World Series. In the Indians 5 games to 2 games win over the Brooklyn Dodgers, Elmer Smith lined the first ever World Series grand slam homer in a 8-1 win in Game 5. For the Series he led both teams with 6 RBIs, and batted .308 with 2 singles, one triple and one homer in 13 at bats, and scored one run.
From 1919 thru 1921 the 5 ft 10 inches, 165-pound Elmer Smith led the Indians in homers – with 9, 12 and 16. Three times he hit over .290,including a career-best .316 in 1920. He finished his 10-year major league career with the Red Sox, the Yankees and the Cincinnati Reds.