OZZIE SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP

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Ozzie Smith is hosting a concert at the Peabody Opera House to support PGA Reach. Some light research on PGA Reach doesn’t turn up much. They don’t show up on Charity Navigator and their mission statement is fairly vague: “[PGA Reach] focuses its resources and volunteers on keeping kids in school.  As part of that, it recognizes that 80% of youth’s waking hours are spent...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ozzie Smith Petitions White House To Make MLB Opening Day A National Holiday

Hall of Fame shortstop, Ozzie Smith, has partnered with Budweiser, the Official Beer of Major League Baseball, to make Opening Day a holiday, beginning with a petition launched today at WhiteHouse.gov. According to a recent survey, an estimated 22.2 million Americans, age 21 and older, admit to having played “hooky” from work or other commitments to attend or watch an Opening...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ozzie Smith leading drive to make Opening Day a national holiday

NEW YORK (AP) Ozzie Smith wants the federal government to make Opening Day of the Major League Baseball season a national holiday. The Hall of Fame shortstop is leading a campaign to collect 100,000 signatures within 30 days under the We the People petitioning program, which would trigger a review by the Obama administration. The effort is being backed by Anheuser-Busch InBev'...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith leading drive to make opening day holiday

Ozzie Smith wants the federal government to make opening day of the major league baseball season a national holiday. The Hall of Fame shortstop is leading a campaign to collect 100,000 signatures within 30 days under the We the People petitioning program, which would trigger a review by the Obama administration. The effort is being backed by Anheuser-Busch InBev's Budweiser...
Via AP on Fox
February 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...
Via The Outside Corner
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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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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

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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