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Five things you should know about that Ozzie Walk-off homer in 1985 NLCS

Jason Whitney   Ozzie Smith was anything but an offensive stalworth. In fact, The Wizard only hit .300 or better one time during his 19-year career. Smith hit a grand total of 28 home runs during that same tenure and was always known for his defense prowess. In 42 postseason games, Smith hit only one home run. That home […] Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists - Sports bloggers...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Just how improbable was Ozzie Smith’s 1985 NLCS walk off homer?

One of the most famous hits in baseball history came in Game 5 of the 1985 NLCS. The Dodgers and Cardinals were knotted at two at Busch Stadium, and the winner of the game would take a 3-2 series lead. The improbable happened in the bottom of the ninth – Ozzie Smith hit a walk off homer off of Tom Niedenfuer, who came on in relief of Fernando Valenzuela. That season, Niedenfuer...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Infographic: Five amazing things about Ozzie Smith’s 1985 NLCS walk-off homer

When St. Louis Cardinals dynamo shortstop Ozzie Smith hit a walk-off home run on Oct. 14, 1985 in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, few likely  expected it as he stepped to the plate. After all, Smith was known more for his speed and acrobatic plays out in […] The post Infographic: Five amazing things about Ozzie Smith’s 1985...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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February 25, 2014  |  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...
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November 27, 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...
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February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

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