Say My Name

by Brimose - 5 cards (Last updated on Jun 5, 2019)

1. 2018 Grandstand Tulsa Drillers #NNO Devin Smeltzer

Smeltzer made his Major League debut last month. His inclusion on the MLB Debuts list on this site inspired me to see who else shares my last name. Smeltzer was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer at the age of 9, which was declared in full remission in 2012.

2. 1992 JOGO #81 Ron Smeltzer

Smeltzer was born in York, PA, and was the head coach for the RoughRiders in 1992 and 93.

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3. 2012-13 Skybeam Colorado Eagles (ECHL) #C-05 Isaac Smeltzer

Smeltzer was born in Saskatchewan, and played professional hockey through the 2013-2014 season.

4. 2012 Grandstand Lowell Spinners #NNO Jadd Schmeltzer

Schmeltzer was born in New Jersey, and played professional baseball until 2015. My great grandfather's surname was Schmeltzer, and when my grandfather was born as the first of 9 children in 1919, great grandpa John dropped the CH from the name to make it a bit more American, since Germany was considered fairly evil at the time.

5. 2018-19 Panini Treble - Purple #49 Marcel Schmelzer

Schmelzer was born in Germany, and has played in his home country his entire professional career. The addition or subtraction of the T in the surname can still be related to my family, and is sometimes attributed to misspellings of immigrants or in at least one case, a falling out among family members that wanted to separate themselves by changing their name without completely losing their name.


Jun 5, 2019 - 2:40PM
Brimose has 4 other Smeltzers that have played minor league ball that don't (apparently) have cards:  Charles, Fred, Schuyler, and Will. shows Toby.  No Smeltzers, Schmeltzers, or Schmelzers shown on football, basketball, hockey, or soccer that aren't already listed on TCDB.

Jun 5, 2019 - 11:47PM
Billy Kingsley

Nice collection! As far as I know there are no people named Kingsley to ever play in any sports. 

Jun 6, 2019 - 7:34AM

Billy, a quick check found 1 baseball, 1 tennis, 1 soccer, and 2 rugby (under misc sports). And of course Ben Kingsley in non sports. 

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