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Ozzie Smith, Budweiser want Opening Day to be national holiday

Baseball Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith and Budweiser are teaming together on a campaign to turn Opening Day into a national holiday. The campaign is essentially centered around one of those White House petitions that requires 100,000 signatures before it must be acknowledged by the White House. Over the next 30 days, Anheuser-Busch will be featuring videos from Smith's journey...
Via The Outside Corner
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ozzie Smith sells Gold Gloves for over $500k

Former St. Louis Cardinals shortstop and Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith sold 13 of his Gold Glove awards for over $500k, according to multiple reports. The Gold Gloves, along with the two World Series rings the Cardinals organization gave to him from the franchise's 2006 and 2011 championship runs, were sold at a sports memorabilia auction in California over the weekend. When...
Via STLSportsMinute
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Ozzie Smith’s memorabilia sale nets a cool million-plus

Back in 1985, St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith became Major League Baseball’s highest-paid player when he made over $2 million per year. This past weekend, the retired shortstop cleared half of that again. Smith sold 90 items of memorabilia from his personal collection through SCP Auctions. The total take was over $1.11 million, which includes a 10 percent buyers’ premium...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Auction nearing end for Ozzie Smith memorabilia

ST. LOUIS Bidding is nearing an end for the online auction featuring several personal trophies and items from Cardinals Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith. The leading item, his career set of 13 Gold Glove Award trophies, is currently going for a mere 113,932 dollars. Other top items include his World Series rings from the St. Louis Cardinals championships in 2011 and 2006, which are currently...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 27, 2012  |  Discuss
WIZARD OF AUCTION

Ozzie Smith selling memorabilia

St. Louis Cardinals legend Ozzie Smith will be selling many of his awards and baseball possessions in an upcoming auction.

Via STLSportsMinute
October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Ozzie Smith to auction Gold Gloves

Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith is planning to auction his 13 Gold Gloves and a pair of World Series rings he received from the St. Louis Cardinals in retirement. SCP Auctions said Tuesday that bidding for the online sale will start Nov. 14 and end Dec. 1. SCP said Smith decided on the auction, which also includes 11 All-Star game rings, as part of estate and family planning. In a separate...
Via AP on Fox
October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Cards salute reunion of '82 World Series crown

ST. LOUIS - When the St. Louis Cardinals acquired shortstop Ozzie Smith prior to the 1982 season, manager Whitey Herzog had a plan to get the defensive wizard to start producing at the plate. For each time Smith hit the ball on the ground, Herzog would give him a dollar. If the shortstop struck out or hit the ball in the air, he had to give his manager a dollar. "I think...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Interview with Cardinals Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith

Does Ozzie Smith really require an introduction? The Hall of Famer is simply one of the best players to ever don a St. Louis Cardinals uniform as he did as a player with the club from 1982 through 1996. In fact, back in 2007, we ranked “The Wizard” as the fifth-greatest Redbirds player of all time, after only Stan Musial, Bob Gibson, Lou Brock and Rogers Hornsby. (Many more details...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Hall of Famer Smith back on field with Cards

JUPITER, Fla. -- If Cardinals Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith could still do his trademark backflip at age 57, he surely would have done one as he entered the field Saturday morning. Fifteen years after a feud with manager Tony La Russa contributed to his retirement, Smith suited up in a Cardinals uniform and returned to the field as a guest instructor. "It's nice...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Hall of famer Smith to join Cardinals in Jupiter

ST. LOUIS - Fifteen years after a feud with manager Tony La Russa contributed to his retirement, Cardinals hall of fame shortstop Ozzie Smith will return to the field as a guest instructor with the club during Spring Training. Smith accepted an invitation from new manager Mike Matheny to join the club in uniform this spring, something he hasn't done since he retired following...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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