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Ain't Life Grand

Posted: May 19, 2014 by Dan Field | Leave Comment

Mike Smith hits the first HR of his career in the way of a grand slam

At the age of 16, Mike Smith, currently of the MSBL Natick Knights, formed his own rock band, "Libido". Mike would eventually attend the Berklee School of Music and later transfer to Plymouth State College where he earned a degree in classical guitar with a minor in Spanish. His musical credits include performances with, among others, the FBB, the Bay City Rollers, Bon Jovi, Boston, Skid Row, Neil Young, Foreigner, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Iron Butterfly, Aerosmith and Run DMC. He nearly won the job to play guitar for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and is currently a member of the Doug Flutie Brother's band.

Beyond his extensive musical career and love for Rock N' Roll, Mike always had a passion for the game of baseball. In 2013, at the young age of 43, he suited up in a baseball uniform as a Natick Knight for his first full season in 27 years. He batted a remarkable .320 with a .404 OBP. And just yesterday, he achieved something grand. Mike hit the first HR of his MSBL career over the left field fence at Natick High School in the way of a grand slam. Natick went on to win the game 14-5 to bring their record to 2-1. Mike was 3-5 on the day with 4 RBIs and is currently batting .333 on the young season. Mike is proof that we are never too old to play the game we all love.