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Dodgers: Catcher Will Smith and Wife Cara Welcome First Child

About six hours before the Dodgers took on the Padres in their ill-fated NLDS Game 4, L.A. catcher Will Smith had one of the best moments of his life: he became a dad.

According to the FS1 broadcast during Game 4, Cara Smith went into labor in the middle of the night and Will drove to L.A. to be with her, with their baby daughter being born around 10:40 a.m. on Saturday. The Dodgers then flew Smith via helicopter back to San Diego so he could be there for the game that evening.

Will and Cara Smith met as students at the University of Louisville in 2015. They got engaged in December 2019 and married about a year later.

The Smiths announced back in April that they were expecting a child this fall.

As recently as October 5, Cara was at Dodger Stadium with her husband for the final game of the regular season.

Will arrived in San Diego in plenty of time for Game 4, in which he went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly. Unfortunately, the day that started so beautifully on a personal level for the catcher ended in disappointment on a professional level, as the Dodgers blew a 3-0 lead and lost to the Padres, 5-3, to end their series and their season.

Congratulations and best of health to the Smiths and their new daughter!

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.

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  1. Congratulations to Will Smith and his wife Cara, God Bless you both in the new addition to your family.

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