SMOKING: : to hit (as a baseball) with great force
(or in this case to throw)
Was the 1993 Pitcher of the Year for the International League Pawtucket Red Sox.
Made it to the post season 5X, but never played in the World Series
(won the 2002 World Series with the Angels but didn't play).
Won 13 or more games 5 straight seasons.
Tied for 61st on the All-Time Hit Batsman list with 112.
His middle name is Helmer.