St. Louis Cardinals Jersey, worn by Ozzie Smith

St. Louis Cardinals Jersey, worn by Ozzie Smith

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Osborne “Ozzie” Smith (b. 1954) played shortstop in the Major Leagues for the San Diego Padres (1978-1981,) before joining the St. Louis Cardinals (1982-1996.) Beloved player by fans who delighted in his exuberance, Smith was a rarity who attained stardom primarily due to his defensive abilities.
One of the best fielding shortstops in history, Smith’s amazing glove work led him to be known as “The Wizard of Oz.” Setting Major League records for assists and double plays at his position, the reliable Smith earned 13 gold glove recognitions and made 15 National League All Star Teams.
With Smith anchoring the infield, the Cardinals reached the World Series three times, winning in 1982. After retirement Smith has remained active in baseball and had been a television host, author and entrepreneur. He was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002
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Object Name
baseball jersey
jersey, baseball
date made
Smith, Ozzie
place made
United States: Missouri, Saint Louis
Associated Place
United States: Missouri, Saint Louis
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
overall: 30 1/2 in x 31 in; 77.47 cm x 78.74 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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