Ozzie Smith

Ozzie Smith
Birthdate 12/26/1956
Death Date
Debut Year 1978
Year of Induction 2002
Teams Cardinals, Padres
Position Shortstop

After 13 consecutive Gold Gloves and fifteen All Star appearances, shortstop Ozzie Smith was a first-ballot Hall of Fame selection in 2002.

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The Padres traded 26-year old Ozzie Smith to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1981

The Padres traded 26-year old Ozzie Smith to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1981

Ozzie Smith was a first-ballot selection for the Hall of Fame in 2002. The San Diego Padres let him slip between their fingers just as he was hitting his stride. Drafted in the 4th round in ’77, Smith was the Pad’s regular shortstop the following year. In four seasons with San Diego, Smi
With 13 Gold Gloves, a Silver Slugger, 15 All Star appearances, Smith is a first-ballot Hall of Famer

With 13 Gold Gloves, a Silver Slugger, 15 All Star appearances, Smith is a first-ballot Hall of Famer

During his illustrious career, Ozzie Smith set Major League records for career assists and double plays, and the NL record career games at shortstop. No slouch with the bat, Ozzie won the Silver Slugger Award for National League shortstops in 1987 and finished with 2,460 career hits and 580 stolen b

2 responses to “Ozzie Smith”

  1. Julie says:

    In the section that lists teams, please add San Diego Padres, where he spent 3 years.

  2. Jim Smiley says:

    Thank you, Julie. The correction has been made. Not sure how that managed to sneak past us. For goodness sake, I saw Ozzie play as a Padre! The trade to St. Louis is memorable too with SD getting Gary Templeton. Thanks for making the site more accurate.

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