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Ozzie SmithTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1975-1996 MLB Years: 1978-1996
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Drafted
World Series Champion

PositionsSS-2511Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameOsborne Earl Smith
Height5-11Weight150BatsBothThrowsRight
Born DateDecember 26,1954 [63.266]PlaceMobile,Alabama
High SchoolLocke (Los Angeles,CA)
CollegeCal Poly (San Luis Obispo,CA)

DraftedSelected by the San Diego Padres [Team Picks] in the 4th round (86th overall) of the 1977 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Detroit Tigers [Team Picks] in the 7th round (146th overall) of the 1976 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsCliff Ditto
MLB DebutApril 7,1978 [23.102]
OrganizationsSLN [15] SDN [5] Awards17Awards Voting7-234
TBC Player ID18215Retrosheet IDsmito001MLBAM ID122439
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Player Notes:   Topps All-Star Rookie (SS) in 1978 ... The St. Louis Cardinals retired his #1 on September 26,1996
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed88Power24Contact97XBH27RBIs34Runs55Hitting63Durability88Team.504Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1975Cal PolyCollegeSoss20491913000000000000000.000.000.000.00000191.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1976Cal PolyCollegeJrss2153208406481016446191200000.308.366.356.722749227.327.048.322.3398.375.290.630.000.0014.06
1977Cal PolyCollegeSrss22612545578146324446191100000.307.355.445.80011323273.313.138.362.3556.964.030.581.1084.6729.49
1977Walla Walla PadresNwstA-sdn-22682876987102135308401223100.303.391.362.75310413333.313.059.275.34712.013.600.300.30287.0014.94
1978San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn1ss2315959069152176146401247430283011.258.311.312.62318424668.275.054.181.2887.046.440.910.15590.0015.79
1979San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn1ss241565877712418602728737372221511.211.260.262.52215424649.225.051.150.2385.705.701.000.000.0019.35
1980San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn1ss251586096714018503557157149523419.230.313.276.58916823712.248.046.232.2789.976.880.690.000.0016.43
1981San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn1ss261104505310011202122124137510118.222.294.256.55011513507.242.034.147.2618.097.300.900.000.0013.00
1982St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln1ss271404885812124124325568322451210.248.339.314.65315327567.259.066.246.29611.995.640.470.35244.0022.31
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln1ss28159552691343063503476436172910.243.321.335.65618539626.254.092.257.29610.225.750.560.48184.0029.10
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln1ss29124412531062051443575617211358.257.347.337.68413926484.264.080.284.31311.573.510.300.21412.0024.53
1985St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln1ss301585377014822365431865272921113.276.355.361.71619431615.281.085.250.32010.574.390.420.9889.5020.95
1986St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln1ss311535146714419405431779272113139.280.376.333.70917123609.294.053.253.32112.974.430.340.000.0015.97
1987St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln1ss321586001041824040754398936112439.303.392.383.77523044706.320.080.285.34912.615.100.400.000.0024.18
1988St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln1ss33153575801552713515797443112727.270.350.336.68619331669.284.066.278.31511.066.430.580.45191.6720.00
1989St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln1ss341555938216230825029755372113310.273.335.361.69621440664.287.088.218.3178.285.570.670.30296.5024.69
1990St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln1ss35143512611302111503266133271048.254.330.305.63515623592.264.051.221.29310.305.570.540.17512.0017.69
1991St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln1ss3615055096157303350359833616128.285.380.367.74720236641.301.082.280.34512.955.620.430.47183.3322.93
1992St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln1ss371325187315320203143959340121411.295.367.342.70917722590.315.047.226.32710.005.760.580.000.0014.38
1993St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln1ss38141545751572261532184318177111.288.337.356.69319429603.293.068.171.3137.132.990.420.17545.0018.47
1994St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln1ss399838151100183330633826010433.262.326.349.67513324433.272.087.194.3028.786.000.680.69127.0024.00
1995St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln1ss404415616315101143171225206.199.282.244.526386182.212.045.160.2509.346.590.710.000.0019.35
1996St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln1ss418222736641022187525927005.282.358.370.7288414261.287.088.207.3319.583.450.360.77113.5021.88
MLB Totals - 19 Season(s)Filter257393961257246040269287935801481072589332146379167.262.337.328.665308449910778.275.066.226.0009.955.460.550.26335.5720.28
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter682876987102135308401223100.303.391.362.75310413333.313.059.275.00012.013.600.300.30287.0014.94
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter682876987102135308401223100.303.391.362.75310413333.313.059.275.00012.013.600.300.30287.0014.94
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1636531251422273408812382300000.217.260.286.54618732691.222.069.243.0005.503.330.610.43217.6722.54
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 15 Season(s)Filter1990716099119443385027664433102876423211315472128.272.350.344.69424634158242.283.072.241.00010.635.130.480.33265.1921.35
San Diego Padres Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter5832236266516641911291474619616612839739.231.295.278.573621842536.248.047.180.0007.736.550.850.042,236.0016.28
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625927915525425037967372134511.262.337.328.66519431679.275.066.226.0009.955.460.550.26335.5720.28
Average Minor - Per 162 games1626841642072452837119952957200.303.391.362.75324831793.313.059.275.00012.013.600.300.30287.0014.94

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn23SS159--2645482598837812.9705.11------159100.098.1
1979San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn24SS155--2565552086831811.9765.23------15699.496.3
1980San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn25SS158--28862124113933909.9745.75------158100.097.5
1981San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn26SS110--2204221672658642.9765.84------110100.0100.0
1982St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln27SS139--27953513101827814.9845.86------14099.385.8
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln28SS158--30451921100844823.9755.21------15999.497.5
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln29SS124--2334371294682670.9825.40------124100.076.5
1985St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln30SS158--26454914111827813.9835.15------158100.097.5
1986St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31SS144--2294531596697682.9784.74------15394.189.4
1987St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln32SS158--24551610111771761.9874.82------158100.097.5
1988St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln33SS150--2345192279775753.9725.02------15398.092.6
1989St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34SS153--2094831773709692.9764.52------15598.794.4
1990St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln35SS140--2123781266602590.9804.21------14397.986.4
1991St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36SS150--244387879639631.9874.21------150100.092.6
1992St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln37SS132--2324201082662652.9854.94------132100.081.5
1993St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln38SS134--2514511998721702.9745.24------14195.082.7
1994St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln39SS96--135291867434426.9824.44------9898.084.2
1995St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln40SS41--60129728196189.9644.61------4493.228.7
1996St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln41SS52--90162836260252.9694.85------8263.432.1
MLB Totals for SS - 19 season(s)-   SS2511--4249837528115901290512624.9785.03------25110.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn23----159------
1979San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn24----155------
1980San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn25----158------
1981San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn26----110------
1982St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln27----139------
1983St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln28----158------
1984St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln29----124------
1985St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln30----158------
1986St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31----144------
1987St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln32----158------
1988St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln33----150------
1989St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34----153------
1990St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln35----140------
1991St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln36----150------
1992St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln37----132------
1993St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln38----134------
1994St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln39----96------
1995St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln40----41------
1996St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln41----52------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1982St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB2739050003103000000.556.667.5561.2235012.556.000.44425.000.000.000.000.000.00
1982St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB27724350001103000000.208.296.208.5045027.208.000.16711.110.000.000.000.000.00
1985St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB306234101113103100000.435.500.6961.19616326.429.261.43511.543.850.333.8523.0030.00
1985St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB30723120000104000000.087.222.087.3092027.087.000.21714.810.000.000.000.000.00
1987St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB32725250101003400000.200.286.280.5667128.238.080.20010.7114.291.330.000.0020.00
1987St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB32728360002202300000.214.267.214.4816030.240.000.1436.6710.001.500.000.000.00
1996St. Louis CardinalsDiv SeriesMLB4123110000002000000.333.600.333.933105.333.000.66740.000.000.000.000.000.00
1996St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB4139000000000100000.000.000.000.000009.000.000.0000.0011.110.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs23110000002000000.333.600.333.933105.333.000.66740.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 4 yrs19666201217209600000.303.387.424.81128475.322.121.28812.008.000.671.3366.0020.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 3 yrs21757130003409300000.173.262.173.43513084.181.000.17310.713.570.330.000.000.00

Awards [17]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1980National League Gold Glove (Shortstop)1
1981National League Gold Glove (Shortstop)1
1982National League Gold Glove (Shortstop)1
1983National League Gold Glove (Shortstop)1
1984National League Gold Glove (Shortstop)1
1985National League Gold Glove (Shortstop) ... NLCS Most Valuable Player2
1986National League Gold Glove (Shortstop)1
1987National League Gold Glove (Shortstop) ... NL Silver Slugger Award (SS)2
1988National League Gold Glove (Shortstop)1
1989National League Gold Glove (Shortstop)1
1990National League Gold Glove (Shortstop)1
1991National League Gold Glove (Shortstop)1
1992National League Gold Glove (Shortstop)1
1994Branch Rickey Award1
1995Roberto Clemente Award1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1992-12-06ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cardinals. 
1992-11-02Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1981-12-10TradeTraded by Padres with Al Olmsted and Steve Mura to Cardinals for Luis DeLeon, Garry Templeton and Sixto Lezcano. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll301,440,000-12299++370,78060,0001,440,000
1986St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll311,940,000-51100++386,34760,0003,380,000
1987St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll321,940,000-71100++344,90660,0005,320,000
1988St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll332,340,000-11100++392,10762,5007,660,000
1989St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll342,240,000-11299++429,80262,5009,900,000
1990St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll351,975,000-29297++515,727100,00011,875,000
1991St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll362,225,000-84489++742,231100,00014,100,000
1992St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll372,000,000-167779++962,245109,00016,100,000
1993St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll383,000,000-95189++968,431109,00019,100,000
1994St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll393,000,000-113388++957,101109,00022,100,000
1995St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll403,000,000-113487++999,520109,00025,100,000
1996St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll413,500,000-81491++957,870109,00028,600,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red