Osborne Earl Smith (The Wizard of Oz) (twitter: @STLWizard)
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 150 lb.
Born: December 26, 1954 in Mobile, AL
High School: Locke HS (Los Angeles, CA)
School: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 4th round of the 1977 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 7, 1978 (Age 23.102, 11,607th in MLB history) vs. SFG 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1978 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Padres 1978-1996
Agents: Dennis Gilbert, previously: Debra Ehlmann, Ed Gottlieb [*]
Last Game: September 29, 1996 (Age 41.278) vs. CIN 2 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 2002 (433/472 ballots).
View Ozzie Smith Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
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