Ozzie back-flipped his way into baseball fans’ hearts during 15 seasons as shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals. His 2002 first-ballot election into the National Baseball Hall of Fame was the pinnacle of an award-filled career. He won 13-straight Gold Gloves, was a 15-time All Star and the MVP of the 1985 National League playoffs — famous for his game-winning, “Go Crazy, Folks” home run. Matchless on the field while wearing the classic Birds-on-Bat, Ozzie’s #1 uniform number was retired by the Cardinals.
“I’ve been very lucky to live out the American dream as a baseball player,” says Smith. “And lucky to live, work and play in St. Louis.”