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OZZIE SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Five things you should know about that Ozzie Walk-off homer in 1985 NLCS

Jason Whitney   Ozzie Smith was anything but an offensive stalworth. In fact, The Wizard only hit .300 or better one time during his 19-year career. Smith hit a grand total of 28 home runs during that same tenure and was always known for his defense prowess. In 42 postseason games, Smith hit only one home run. That home […] Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists - Sports bloggers...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Just how improbable was Ozzie Smith’s 1985 NLCS walk off homer?

One of the most famous hits in baseball history came in Game 5 of the 1985 NLCS. The Dodgers and Cardinals were knotted at two at Busch Stadium, and the winner of the game would take a 3-2 series lead. The improbable happened in the bottom of the ninth – Ozzie Smith hit a walk off homer off of Tom Niedenfuer, who came on in relief of Fernando Valenzuela. That season, Niedenfuer...
Via The Outside Corner
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Infographic: Five amazing things about Ozzie Smith’s 1985 NLCS walk-off homer

When St. Louis Cardinals dynamo shortstop Ozzie Smith hit a walk-off home run on Oct. 14, 1985 in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, few likely  expected it as he stepped to the plate. After all, Smith was known more for his speed and acrobatic plays out in […] The post Infographic: Five amazing things about Ozzie Smith’s 1985...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ozzie Smith and Bud try to make Opening Day a holiday

Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith has teamed up with Bud — as in Budweiser, not Bud Selig — in an attempt to make baseball’s Opening Day an official national holiday. The two St. Louis institutions have teamed up to start a petition with the White House’s “We the People” web program. If 100,000 signatures are collected within 30 days, the petition would be reviewed by...
Via Rumors and Rants
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Ozzie Smith Petitions White House To Make MLB Opening Day A National Holiday

Hall of Fame shortstop, Ozzie Smith, has partnered with Budweiser, the Official Beer of Major League Baseball, to make Opening Day a holiday, beginning with a petition launched today at WhiteHouse.gov. According to a recent survey, an estimated 22.2 million Americans, age 21 and older, admit to having played “hooky” from work or other commitments to attend or watch an Opening...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Budweiser campaigning to make MLB Opening Day a National Holiday

Budweiser (with the help of Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith) is campaigning to make Major League Baseball Opening Day a national holiday. The petition can be found here, and it’s already rapidly approaching the goal of 100,000 signatures needed to send to the white house. I have decided that I’m not really ever going to work on Opening Day unless my schedule absolutely dictates it...
Via Diamond Hoggers
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ozzie Smith leading drive to make Opening Day a national holiday

NEW YORK (AP) Ozzie Smith wants the federal government to make Opening Day of the Major League Baseball season a national holiday. The Hall of Fame shortstop is leading a campaign to collect 100,000 signatures within 30 days under the We the People petitioning program, which would trigger a review by the Obama administration. The effort is being backed by Anheuser-Busch InBev's Budweiser...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith leading drive to make opening day holiday

Ozzie Smith wants the federal government to make opening day of the major league baseball season a national holiday. The Hall of Fame shortstop is leading a campaign to collect 100,000 signatures within 30 days under the We the People petitioning program, which would trigger a review by the Obama administration. The effort is being backed by Anheuser-Busch InBev's Budweiser brand...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Opening Day become a national holiday?

Cardinals great Ozzie Smith worked up plenty of magic on the diamond and now wants to create some for baseball-loving Americans. "The Wizard" is setting out to promote a White House petition that launched Monday to make MLB Opening Day a national holiday. Behind the petition is "A.B.," based out of St. Louis, which you can easily surmise to be none other than the Anheuser-Busch brewing...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ozzie Smith, Budweiser want Opening Day to be national holiday

Baseball Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith and Budweiser are teaming together on a campaign to turn Opening Day into a national holiday. The campaign is essentially centered around one of those White House petitions that requires 100,000 signatures before it must be acknowledged by the White House. Over the next 30 days, Anheuser-Busch will be featuring videos from Smith's journey to Washington...
Via The Outside Corner
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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