April 06, 2014
"I was just watching the October 15, 1986 game. I occasionally look to see how players' lives have turned out. He was such a star on the Astro team that year. I thought that Mike Scott, another star on that team had passed on. I am sorry to find out that it was he who had passed on."
(San Antonio, TX)
June 02, 2011
"i will miss him he helped me in my path of baseball and let me play on the fild at padre games he was more then fust a firend he was like a dad to me at the games and he helped me when my little brother died so he will be missed a lot by me and my family"
(san diego, CA)
September 22, 2010
"I just learned of Dave's passing this past weekend and am very heavy hearted. I first met Dave the summer he made it to the "show". With his beautiful blonde hair I felt sure he belonged at the beach not the visiting bullpen at Dodger Stadium. I would see Dave whenever the team came to CA I was fortunate to see his only start when I visited Houston. Over time I learned he was in fact a beachbum,a great "fireman", and always a gentleman. Rest in peace my favorite "45" relieve Phil Niekro once in while at Heaven's ballpark."
August 12, 2009
"God Bless you Dave Smith, you were an all time fave of mine."
January 01, 2009
"Dave I just found out of your passing. My Dad coached your Little League team in Poway back in the '60s. You and my brother Red played on the same team together. We remember visiting your family when they lived in Green Valley those many years ago. You were a kind, generous kid then and even though we lost touch when our family moved overseas, we never forgot you and were very proud of you when you played with the Astros. Thank you for touching our lives those many years ago."
Lisa La Salle