OZZIE SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP
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.
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...
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...
WIZARD OF AUCTION
St. Louis Cardinals legend Ozzie Smith will be selling many of his awards and baseball possessions in an upcoming auction.
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
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.
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...
Ozzie Smith suited up with the St. Louis Cardinals as a spring training instructor for the first time, saying it was nice to breathe baseball air.
A rift with manager Tony La Russa over the way Smith's playing career ended led to his estrangement, aside from formal functions. But the Hall of Fame shortstop has been welcomed back into the fold by new manager Mike Matheny.
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2012
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.
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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...