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Ozzie Smith

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Birthday
26, 1954
Birthplace
Mobile, AL
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
26, 1954 (age 64)
Birthplace
Mobile, AL

About

15-time MLB All-Star shortstop known as "The Wizard" for his dazzling defensive plays. He won thirteen straight Gold Glove awards from 1980 to 1992 and helped lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a World Series Championship in 1982.

Before Fame

He would go to a lumberyard to do flips into pools of saw dust while he was growing up.

Trivia

He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002 and the St. Louis Cardinals retired his #1 jersey.

Family Life

He had three children with his ex-wife Ethel Denise Jackson, whom he divorced in 1996.

Associated With

His record for double plays started by a shortstop (1,590) was broken by another outstanding fielder, Omar Vizquel.