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Highlights: Ozzie Smith is a Hall of Fame shortstop who played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1982-1996 and is one of the most beloved players in franchise history. He was a 15-time All-Star.

Travels From: Missouri

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Ozzie Smith, affectionately knows as the “Wizard of Oz”, is a former MLB shortstop who played from 1978-1996, primarily with the St. Louis Cardinals (1982-1996) but also early in his career with the San Diego Padres (1978-1981). Smith is a 2002 inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame and was named an All-Star 15 times during his career, including 12 years straight from 1981-1992 and also every year from 1994-1996. During the period from 1980-1992, Smith also earned 13 Gold Glove awards for his defense. Considered to be one of the top defensive shortstops in baseball history, Smith held the MLB record with 1,590 double plays and 8,375 assists during his career (the double play mark was later broken by Omar Vizquel). Smith also holds the record in the National League for most games played at shortstop with 2,511.

Smith was a key member of the 1982 Cardinals team that won that year’s World Series. A few seasons later in 1985, Smith hit a walk-off home run in Game 5 of the NLCS, helping him earn MVP honors for the series and send the Cardinals to the World Series, where they were eventually defeated in seven games by George Brett and the Kansas City Royals. Later in 1987, Smith won his first Silver Slugger Award, leading all N.L. shortstops with a .303 batting average in a year that saw him also place second in MVP voting. He is a member of the Cardinals Hall of Fame and his jersey #1 was retired by the franchise. Smith has also been inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, Missouri Sports Hall of Fame and earned a spot on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. Dating back to his playing days, Smith has been active as an entrepreneur and restaurant owner. He has also worked as a TV color commentator and Spring Training instructor for the Cardinals.

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Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith Appearance and Autograph Signing in St. Louis, MO – Oct 21

ST. LOUIS, MO – St. Louis Cardinals great and Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith will be at an autograph signing in St. Louis, MO on Saturday. October 21, 2017. Ozzie Smith will make an appearance from 11:OO a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to meet and greet fans and sign autographs and memorabilia at the Westport ... read more

Former MLB Shortstop and 13-time Gold Glove Award Winner Ozzie Smith to be Featured Speaker at Annual Sports Stag – Jan 17

CINCINNATI, OH – Former MLB shortstop and 13-time Gold Glove Award winner Ozzie Smith will be the featured guest speaker at the 33rd Annual La Salle Sports Stag on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. The event will be a fundraiser for various needs of La Salle High School in Cincinnati and is schedule ... read more

St. Louis Cardinals Great Ozzie Smith Honored With Louisville Slugger 2014 Living Legend Award

LOUISVILLE, KY — St. Louis Cardinals great Ozzie Smith was honored on Friday Nov.14, 2014 with the 2014 Living Legend Award Friday from the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. Source: Photo shows former St; Louis Cardinals shortstop and Baseball Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith receivi ... read more

Ozzie Smith to be Keynote Speaker at Semoball Awards Banquet

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO. — St. Louis Cardinals legend, Ozzie Smith will be the keynote speaker at the Semoball Awards banquet to be held on June 21 at the Show Me Center. The annoucement was made on February 10 by, a regional sports website contributed to by five daily newspapers in So ... read more