Robert “Ish” Smith of Greenville was the president of international baseball from 1981 to 1993, and he is considered the father of modern Olympic baseball for his monumental efforts to get baseball into the games.
Baseball was last played in the Olympics in 2008, but Smith was elated to hear the recent news that the sport would be returning to the games.
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Smith said if he’s able, he’d love to attend the games in 2020.
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An interview with Ish Smith will be heard on WGEL’s Sports Shop Saturday morning.