Ozzie "The Wizard of Oz" Smith
Class of 1997
Birthplace: Mobile, AL
Ozzie Smith was born in Mobile the day after Christmas in 1954. He's a Baseball Hall of Famer waiting to happen after a dazzling baseball career with the St. Louis Cardinals that included 13 Gold Gloves, 13 All-Star games, three NL championship games and three World Series. Dubbed "The Wizard of Oz" for his fielding, he holds the NL record for most games played by a shortstop (2,581) and holds the major league record for most assists by a shortstop (8,375). .
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