Pete Smith ‘57
Colgate University, BA ‘61
University of Southern California, MSEd ‘63
Math teacher, Guidance Counselor
Colgate's Student Scholar Athlete for the Class of 1961
Set NCAA Division 1 strikeout record of 23 batters in a single game
Inducted into Colgate's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987.
Spent 4 years in professional baseball, pitching for the Seattle Rainiers and the Boston Red Sox
He is the only pitcher in the history of MLB to start a 1-5-6-4 triple play
Coach: soccer, tennis, golf, baseball, softball and basketball for a number of high schools and youth programs
Competes regionally and nationally in tennis and basketball shooting in the Senior Games.
He has won 35 medals, including a bronze medal in the National Senior Games Men's Tennis Doubles.
MVP of the 1957 NHS championship 21-0 basketball team, one of three teams recently inducted into the new Natick High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
Advice to Students
Always live your life by being the best you can be and treat others the way you want to be treated.
Lead your life so that you can respect what you do and who you are. If you can live by those values, you will be surrounded by loyal friends, and gain the confidence you need to meet the challenges ahead.
Be a person of whom you can be proud. Get involved and enjoy what you do and remember that success is not the score but how you play the game.
Inducted November 23, 2010