So I just checked to see when the baseball teams' last losing season was, and it was in 1978, Jim Smith's last year as HC. 12-34
That said, he two years prior to that were losing records also. He also had a losing record over his career.
So for those that were around at the time - was he just a crappy coach, or was he handcuffed in some way by serious apathy toward baseball (if indeed that's how it was back then)?
Stories/recollections would be awesome. TIA