Ozzie Smith Was Great On The Base Paths…

Ozzie Smith Was Great On The Base Paths…

While defense is what made Ozzie Smith stand out amongst his peers, he was also a terrific base runner.

Used at several different spots in the batting order during his 19-year career, Ozzie made the most out of each and every successful plate appearance.  And once he got on base, he stole the show…

Ozzie has 580 career stolen bases which puts him at 21st on the all-time list.  Ozzie collected double-digit steal in the first 16 years of his career and he surpassed 30 swipes in a season 11 times.  He was also great at generating runs for his team.  With 1,257 runs scored, primarily from the 7th or 8th position in the batting order, Smith made other teams pay when he got on base!!

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One response to “Ozzie Smith Was Great On The Base Paths…

  1. Speed is what took the Cards to three W.S in the 80′s. Herzog was a baseball genius.

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