Rick Smith

Inducted in 2007
Played baseball for Eastwood High School for 4 years and graduated in 1971
He was a UTEP student trainer for 4 years working with the football, basketball, track and baseball teams until his graduation in 1975
In 1976, he got his first professional job as a trainer with the El Paso Diablos
Served two years with the Diablos and also served as the equipment manager and coordinator of team travel for the Diablos through the end of the 1977 season
The California Angels were so impressed with his skills and ability that he was hired as the Assistant Athletic Trainer in 1978
In 1979, he was named the Head Athletic Trainer
Served as Head Athletic Trainer until 1990
He was given additional responsibilities in 1991 by the Angels and served as the Logistics Supply Coordinator and Sports Tracking Injury Coordinator
Member of the National Athletic Trainers Association since 1978
Member of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Association (PBATS) since 1986
Member of the Texas State Trainers Association since 1976
Member of the California State Trainers Association since 1985
Honored and Named to American League All Star team as a trainer in 1984, 1989 and 1997
In 1998, he and Ned Bergert were named the Major League Training Staff of the Year
Member of the California Angels West Division Champions of the American League 1979, 1982, 1986, 2004 and 2007
Member of the 2002 World Series Champion Anaheim Angels staff