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Old 07-31-2006, 08:26 PM   #138
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SS Ozzie Smith 1978-1996 Padres/Cardinals

Osborne Earl Smith (Wizard of Oz)



Born December 26, 1954 in Mobile, AL

Bats Both, Throws Right
Height 5' 11", Weight 150 lb.

Debut April 7, 1978
Final Game September 29, 1996

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002.
  • First ballot Hall of Famer.

  • Won 13 consecutive Gold Gloves from 1980-1992.

  • Named to the NL All-Star team 15 times.

  • Second in MVP voting in 1987.

  • MVP 1985 NL Championship Series.

  • Hit the winning home run off LA Dodgers reliever Tom Niedenfuer to end game five of the 1985 NLCS. Smith had gone 3009 lefthanded ABs without a home run before connecting on that blast.

  • 580 stolen bases in 728 sttempts. 20th on the career list and his 79.7 percent success rate ranks 17th.

  • Swiped at least 30 bases 11 times and topped 40 steals five times.

  • Led NL shortstops in fielding percentage seven times.

  • Led the league in assists and total chances eight times, both career records for shortstops.

  • His 621 assists in 1980 remains the single-season record.

  • Set an NL record for fewest errors in a season by a shortstop in 1991 with 8.

  • Holds the major league record for shortstops for most assists (8375), most double plays (1590) and most total chances accepted (12,624).

  • A poll of major leaguers rated his diving, barehanded, grab of Jeff Burroughs' bad hop grounder up the middle as the greatest play they're ever seen.

"Smith corks one into right, down the line!
It may go! Go crazy folks, go crazy!!"


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Code:
Year Ag Tm  Lg  G   AB    R    H   2B 3B  HR  RBI  SB CS  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 1978 23 SDP NL 159  590   69  152  17  6   1   46  40 12  47  43  .258  .311  .312  184  28   3   0   0  11
 1979 24 SDP NL 156  587   77  124  18  6   0   27  28  7  37  37  .211  .260  .262  154  22   1   5   2  11
 1980 25 SDP NL 158  609   67  140  18  5   0   35  57 15  71  49  .230  .313  .276  168  23   4   1   5   9
 1981 26 SDP NL 110  450   53  100  11  2   0   21  22 12  41  37  .222  .294  .256  115  10   1   1   5   8
 1982 27 STL NL 140  488   58  121  24  1   2   43  25  5  68  32  .248  .339  .314  153   4   5  12   2  10
 1983 28 STL NL 159  552   69  134  30  6   3   50  34  7  64  36  .243  .321  .335  185   7   2   9   1  10
 1984 29 STL NL 124  412   53  106  20  5   1   44  35  7  56  17  .257  .347  .337  139  11   3   5   2   8
 1985 30 STL NL 158  537   70  148  22  3   6   54  31  8  65  27  .276  .355  .361  194   9   2  11   2  13
 1986 31 STL NL 153  514   67  144  19  4   0   54  31  7  79  27  .280  .376  .333  171  11   3  13   2   9
 1987 32 STL NL 158  600  104  182  40  4   0   75  43  9  89  36  .303  .392  .383  230  12   4   3   1   9
 1988 33 STL NL 153  575   80  155  27  1   3   51  57  9  74  43  .270  .350  .336  193  12   7   2   1   7
 1989 34 STL NL 155  593   82  162  30  8   2   50  29  7  55  37  .273  .335  .361  214  11   3   3   2  10
 1990 35 STL NL 143  512   61  130  21  1   1   50  32  6  61  33  .254  .330  .305  156   7  10   4   2   8
 1991 36 STL NL 150  550   96  157  30  3   3   50  35  9  83  36  .285  .380  .367  202   6   1   2   1   8
 1992 37 STL NL 132  518   73  153  20  2   0   31  43  9  59  34  .295  .367  .342  177  12   1   4   0  11
 1993 38 STL NL 141  545   75  157  22  6   1   53  21  8  43  18  .288  .337  .356  194   7   7   1   1  11
 1994 39 STL NL  98  381   51  100  18  3   3   30   6  3  38  26  .262  .326  .349  133  10   4   3   0   3
 1995 40 STL NL  44  156   16   31   5  1   0   11   4  3  17  12  .199  .282  .244   38   5   2   0   2   6
 1996 41 STL NL  82  227   36   64  10  2   2   18   7  5  25   9  .282  .358  .370   84   7   0   0   2   5
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 19 Seasons         9396      2460     69      793    148     589  .262  .337  .328      214  63  79  33 167
               2573      1257      402     28      580   1072                       3084
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+

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