By 1987, Lonnie Smith already had 3 World Series rings with three different teams: the Phillies in 1980, the Cardinals in 1982 and the Royals in 1985. He would appear in a losing effort with the Braves the 1991 and 1992 World Series. Altogether he appeared in 63 post season games hitting .278, with 4 home runs and 17 rbis. Lonnie had a 17-year career (from 1978 through 1994) in which he hit .288, with 98 home runs and 370 stolen bases.
Smith was an outfielder, who was known as "Skates" when he was with the Phillies. When tracking down fly balls he often seemed to be on skates as at times his legs seemed to out-pace the rest of his body.