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You Don’t Know The Power of the Card Side

Many of us know the Jack Buck call of Kirk Gibson ‘s World Series home run in 1988.  We can hear Jack saying, “I don’t believe what I just saw!” as Gibson limps around the bases.  Just like with Ozzie Smith ‘s “Go Crazy” home run, though, there’s a Vin Scully version of that moment .  The key line from that? “In a year that has [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chris Rock is the Latest to Join the “Baseball is Dying” Brigade

Warning: The video above contains explicit language (although it falls several F-bombs short of matching Bryan Price) Comedian Chris Rock is the latest public figure to come out supporting the widely held belief that baseball is dying. Baseball is not dying, but Rock does make some salient points, especially when it comes to the presence of black players in the game. Rock’s argument...
Via Baseball Essential
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sloppy home opener for Cardinals results in 5-4 loss to Brewers

The 2015 home opening festivities at Busch Stadium was one to remember, as usual. Another highly anticipated season of Cardinals baseball made its way to St. Louis on Monday afternoon as the Cardinals started their home portion of the season, looking for another NL Central title and trip to the NLCS.Prior to the game, there would be an emotional and special scene at Busch Stadium...
Via Cardinals Farm
22 days ago  |  Discuss

17 Mildly Interesting Things To Know For Opening Day 2015

The single best part of living in St. Louis? Opening. Day. If you’re working today, you’re not really working today. Every single one of you reading this knows at least 3 different people going to the game. And if you’re working anywhere in the metropolitan area, you’re either allowed to wear red or going home early to watch the game. Probably both. Here are 17 things you...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Countdown To Cardinals: 1

Days until Opening Night, Cardinals vs. Cubs on ESPN: 1 First player/coach to wear #1:  Max Flack (1923) Last player/coach to wear #1:  Ozzie Smith (1996) Player/coach to wear #1 in the most seasons: Smith (15) Number of players/coaches to wear #1: 24 Last time not worn: 2014 Other interesting names tied to #1: Pepper Martin (1934-38), Whitey Kurowski (1941-49), Garry Templeton...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

A return to the defense first shortstop?

The position of shortstop was always dominated by great defenders who cared little about their offensive prowess from the beginning of baseball until the surge in power all around baseball in the mid-1990’s. This is exemplified by players like Ozzie Smith, who managed to play a 19 year, Hall of Fame career despite a .262/.337/.328 career batting line and 28 total home runs. In...
Via Bloguin Best
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

A return to the defense first shortstop?

The position of shortstop was always dominated by great defenders who cared little about their offensive prowess from the beginning of baseball until the surge in power all around baseball in the mid-1990’s. This is exemplified by players like Ozzie Smith, who managed to play a 19 year, Hall of Fame career despite a .262/.337/.328 career batting line and 28 total home runs. In...
Via The Outside Corner
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

This Day in Baseball: Pop Culture Edition

A happy Friday readers! Today, we will take a detour into the world of pop culture. On this day in 1992, The Simpsons aired one of my all-time favorite episodes, “Homer at the Bat.”  This was The Simpsons first wildly successful episode – on that night, the relative newcomer to Sunday night prime time took down The Cosby Show and the Winter Olympics. If you could not tell...
Via Baseball Essential
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Will Get Snub From the 2015 Hall of Fame Part 1?

Now that we are at the end of 2014, it is time to reflect on the year that was. It is also almost time for the Baseball Writers of America to vote on who will be inducted into the 2015 MLB Hall of Fame. Everyone has their opinion on who will get elected and who won’t. So let’s make a case for some of the players who could be snub in 2015. Alan Trammell The former shortstop played...
Via Baseball Essential
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Museum Launches #FansToThePast Fan Photo Promotion

Fans Urged To Share Photos on Social Media for Chance to Win a Night at the Cardinals Museum with Ozzie Smith ST. LOUIS, December 29, 2014 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have launched #FansToThePast, a social media-based fan photo promotion that encourages fans to share their favorite photos with the team [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Luis Tiant, Red Sox Great, Not Elected To Hall Of Fame By Golden Era Committee

This embed is invalid" /> SAN DIEGO — The Baseball Hall of Fame’s Golden Era Committee failed to elect any of the 10 candidates from a group whose primary contributions were from 1947 to 1972. The Hall announced the results Monday as the annual Major League Baseball winter meetings began. Dick Allen and Tony Oliva each received 11 of 16 votes,...
Via NESN.com
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Golden Era committee fails to elect any of the 10 candidates to Hall

  The baseball Hall of Fame's Golden Era committee failed to elect any of the 10 candidates from a group whose primary contributions were from 1947-72. The Hall announced the results Monday as the annual winter meetings began. Dick Allen and Tony Oliva each received 11 of 16 votes, one shy of the 75 percent needed for election. Jim Kaat appeared on 10 ballots, Maury Wills nine and...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

All 10 baseball Hall candidates fall short

SAN DIEGO (AP) The baseball Hall of Fame's Golden Era committee failed to elect any of the 10 candidates from a group whose primary contributions were from 1947-72. The Hall announced the results Monday as the annual winter meetings began. Dick Allen and Tony Oliva each received 11 of 16 votes, one shy of the 75 percent needed for election. Jim Kaat appeared on 10 ballots, Maury...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Hit Some Tony Gwynn Beer

Tony Gwynn was a hitting machine and a joy to watch in those turd colored uni’s, so it’s only appropriate that we can now drink him in the form of beer. Say hello to .394, a pale ale that can hit liners up the middle better than any other beer on the market. Big props to AleSmith Brewing for choosing a fantastic name and player to pay homage to. Tony Gwynn was without a doubt...
Via Bacon Sports
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Hodges, Tiant, Wills get another crack at Hall of Fame

  Gil Hodges, Luis Tiant and Maury Wills are among 10 candidates on the Hall of Fame ballot for its Golden Era committee. Dick Allen, Ken Boyer, Jim Kaat, Minnie Minoso, Tony Oliva and Billy Pierce also are on the ballot. The only non-player is Bob Howsam, the late Cincinnati Reds general manager. Allen, Howsam, Pierce and Wills are on the ballot for the first time. A 16-member...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Hodges, Tiant, Wills on Hall committee ballot

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Gil Hodges, Luis Tiant and Maury Wills are among 10 candidates on the Hall of Fame ballot for its Golden Era committee. Dick Allen, Ken Boyer, Jim Kaat, Minnie Minoso, Tony Oliva and Billy Pierce also are on the ballot. The only non-player is Bob Howsam, the late Cincinnati Reds general manager. Allen, Howsam, Pierce and Wills are on the ballot for the first...
Via AP on Fox
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–October 24, 1985

1985: Danny Jackson’s complete-game five-hitter helped the Royals send the World Series back to Kansas City with a 6-1 victory in Game 5 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.Jackson surrendered consecutive doubles to Tom Herr and Jack Clark with two outs in the first, then allowed just three singles and three walks the rest of the way, striking out five in the process.The Royals took...
Via Pine Tar Press
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–October 22, 1985

1985: Bret Saberhagen pitched a gem, and the Royals’ offense backed him up with six runs, including a long home run by Frank White, as the Royals defeated the Cardinals 6-1 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.Saberhagen worked a complete game, allowing just six hits and a walk while striking out eight. The Cardinals’ lone run came in the sixth, on singles by Ozzie Smith, Tom Herr,...
Via Pine Tar Press
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Depressing Seth Smith Facts

Seth Smith had a great season. Well, he had a great four months. We’ll get to that in a moment, but first, a history lesson. Fewer Hits Than Kajagoogoo Formed in Leighton Buzzard in 1979… oh, wait, wrong history. You aren’t here to learn about the masterminds behind 1983′s “Too Shy.” A Smiths reference would have worked better, but the world won’t listen. Smith didn’t...
Via Padres Public
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

5 things worth knowing about Ozzie Smith's 1985 NLCS walk-off HR (Infographic)

St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith was known for his athleticism, grace and flair on the field, so it's rather ironic that one of his most memorable moments was actually a postseason home run.However, that's how it played out in Game 5 of the 1985 NLCS, as Smith's timely and unexpected power gave the Cardinals a walk-off victory over the L.A. Dodgers. The win gave the...
Via Holdout Sports
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Remembering Ozzie Smith’s 1985 NLCS Walk-Off Home Run

The MLB playoffs are about to start and eight teams have already punched their tickets to baseball’s big dance. The divisional series will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1, and to get you ready for October baseball we’re going to take a look back at some of the best moments in MLB playoff history over the next few days. Today’s edition of our MLB playoffs flashback focuses on...
Via Rumors and Rants
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking back at Ozzie Smith’s 1985 NLCS Walk-Off Home Run

The MLB playoffs are about to start and eight teams have already punched their tickets to baseball’s big dance. The divisional series will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1, and to get you ready for October baseball we’re going to take a look back at some of the best moments in MLB playoff history over the next few days. Today’s edition of our MLB playoffs flashback focuses on...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Go crazy, folks! Go crazy!’ Ozzie Smith hits walk-off home run in 1985 NLCS

*****This is a sponsored post***** As stated on Wednesday, over the next week LBS will be posting some great moments from recent MLB postseason history to get you pumped up for the MLB playoffs. FOX Sports will be televising much of the playoffs and this is a friendly reminder that the NLDS will be televised […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
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...
Via Bloguin Best
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...
Via The Outside Corner
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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