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Ozzie Smith

Osborne Earl Smith (The Wizard of Oz) (twitter: @STLWizard)

Position: Shortstop
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 150 lb.

Born: December 26, 1954 in Mobile, AL
High School: Locke HS (Los Angeles, CA)
School: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
Drafted
by the San Diego Padres in the 4th round of the 1977 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 7, 1978 (Age 23.102)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1978 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Padres 1978-1996
Agents: Dennis Gilbert, previously: Debra Ehlmann, Ed Gottlieb [*]
Final Game: September 29, 1996 (Age 41.278)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 2002 (433/472 ballots).
   View Ozzie Smith Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1978 SDP NL 23 SS 159 154 137 1327.0 837 264 548 25 98 .970 3 3 5.51 5.11 .966 4.88 4.84 RoY-2
1979 SDP NL 24 SS 155 153 136 1339.0 831 256 555 20 86 .976 14 13 5.45 5.23 .965 5.00 4.98
1980 SDP NL 25 SS 158 157 149 1398.1 933 288 621 24 113 .974 21 18 5.85 5.75 .966 5.01 5.02 GG
1981 SDP NL 26 SS 110 110 105 986.1 658 220 422 16 72 .976 4 5 5.86 5.84 .960 5.10 5.12 AS,GG
1982 STL NL 27 SS 139 139 136 1249.0 827 279 535 13 101 .984 21 21 5.87 5.86 .967 5.01 5.02 AS,MVP-13,GG
1983 STL NL 28 SS 158 154 132 1343.2 844 304 519 21 100 .975 12 10 5.51 5.21 .967 4.85 4.83 AS,MVP-21,GG
1984 STL NL 29 SS 124 124 113 1065.1 682 233 437 12 94 .982 14 16 5.66 5.40 .965 4.87 4.86 AS,GG
1985 STL NL 30 SS 158 158 149 1407.0 827 264 549 14 111 .983 20 17 5.20 5.15 .963 4.88 4.88 AS,MVP-18,GG
1986 STL NL 31 SS 144 144 132 1287.0 697 229 453 15 96 .978 16 15 4.77 4.74 .963 4.75 4.76 AS,GG
1987 STL NL 32 SS 158 153 139 1357.1 771 245 516 10 111 .987 14 12 5.05 4.82 .965 4.72 4.69 AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
1988 STL NL 33 SS 150 150 138 1329.0 775 234 519 22 79 .972 18 16 5.10 5.02 .967 4.63 4.64 AS,GG
1989 STL NL 34 SS 153 152 145 1336.1 709 209 483 17 73 .976 32 29 4.66 4.52 .966 4.51 4.52 AS,GG
1990 STL NL 35 SS 140 137 129 1203.1 602 212 378 12 66 .980 14 14 4.41 4.21 .967 4.59 4.56 AS,GG
1991 STL NL 36 SS 150 148 126 1253.1 639 244 387 8 79 .987 3 3 4.53 4.21 .966 4.67 4.65 AS,MVP-20,GG
1992 STL NL 37 SS 132 128 117 1156.1 662 232 420 10 82 .985 13 13 5.07 4.94 .969 4.59 4.60 AS,MVP-22,GG
1993 STL NL 38 SS 134 131 115 1139.1 721 251 451 19 98 .974 4 4 5.55 5.24 .965 4.69 4.66
1994 STL NL 39 SS 96 94 85 822.0 434 135 291 8 67 .982 12 17 4.66 4.44 .966 4.53 4.50 AS
1995 STL NL 40 SS 41 41 34 343.1 196 60 129 7 28 .964 -0 -0 4.95 4.61 .968 4.51 4.49 AS
1996 STL NL 41 SS 52 50 48 442.2 260 90 162 8 36 .969 4 11 5.12 4.85 .967 4.60 4.57 AS
19 Seasons SS 2511 2477 2265 21785.2 12905 4249 8375 281 1590 .978 239 13 5.22 5.03 .966 4.78 4.77
19 Seasons TOT 2511 2477 2265 21785.2 12905 4249 8375 281 1590 .978 239 13 5.22 5.03 .966 4.78 4.77
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1978 SDP NL 23 SS 3 3 3 0 3 0
1979 SDP NL 24 SS 14 13 15 8 7 -1
1980 SDP NL 25 SS 21 18 19 9 10 2
1981 SDP NL 26 SS 4 5 4 3 1 0
1982 STL NL 27 SS 21 21 17 9 8 4
1983 STL NL 28 SS 12 10 11 9 2 1
1984 STL NL 29 SS 14 16 10 7 3 4
1985 STL NL 30 SS 20 17 17 15 3 3
1986 STL NL 31 SS 16 15 12 10 2 4
1987 STL NL 32 SS 14 12 10 6 3 4
1988 STL NL 33 SS 18 16 18 11 7 0
1989 STL NL 34 SS 32 29 32 22 10 0
1990 STL NL 35 SS 14 14 14 6 8 0
1991 STL NL 36 SS 3 3 3 3 0 0
1992 STL NL 37 SS 13 13 12 9 3 1
1993 STL NL 38 SS 4 4 3 8 -5 1
1994 STL NL 39 SS 12 17 10 7 2 2
1995 STL NL 40 SS -0 -0 -0 3 -3 0
1996 STL NL 41 SS 4 11 4 3 1 0
19 Seasons SS 239 13 214 148 65 25
19 Seasons TOT 239 13 214 148 65 25
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1978 SDP NL 23 159 154 159 159 0 0 0 0 0 159 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1979 SDP NL 24 156 153 156 155 0 0 0 0 0 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1980 SDP NL 25 158 157 158 158 0 0 0 0 0 158 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 SDP NL 26 110 110 110 110 0 0 0 0 0 110 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 STL NL 27 140 139 140 139 0 0 0 0 0 139 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1983 STL NL 28 159 154 159 158 0 0 0 0 0 158 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1984 STL NL 29 124 124 124 124 0 0 0 0 0 124 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 STL NL 30 158 158 158 158 0 0 0 0 0 158 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 STL NL 31 153 144 153 144 0 0 0 0 0 144 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1987 STL NL 32 158 153 158 158 0 0 0 0 0 158 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1988 STL NL 33 153 150 153 150 0 0 0 0 0 150 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1989 STL NL 34 155 152 155 153 0 0 0 0 0 153 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1990 STL NL 35 143 137 143 140 0 0 0 0 0 140 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1991 STL NL 36 150 148 150 150 0 0 0 0 0 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1992 STL NL 37 132 128 132 132 0 0 0 0 0 132 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1993 STL NL 38 141 131 141 134 0 0 0 0 0 134 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
1994 STL NL 39 98 94 98 96 0 0 0 0 0 96 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1995 STL NL 40 44 41 44 41 0 0 0 0 0 41 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1996 STL NL 41 82 50 82 52 0 0 0 0 0 52 0 0 0 0 0 32 0
19 Seasons 2573 2477 2573 2511 0 0 0 0 0 2511 0 0 0 0 0 67 7
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1978 SDP NL 23 5572 68% 84% 30% 702 90% 5 262 128 102 33 552 424 109 0 11 25 1 21 3 20 98 43 6 29 7 3 92 50 40 4 3 1
1979 SDP NL 24 5674 66% 82% 29% 694 91% 8 249 109 97 43 557 413 118 2 8 20 2 18 0 11 87 41 8 16 6 6 79 50 28 6 4 2
1980 SDP NL 25 5928 68% 85% 28% 784 89% 4 285 128 106 51 624 488 117 1 13 20 1 18 1 17 110 49 4 29 10 2 103 53 45 6 3 2
1981 SDP NL 26 4230 66% 84% 28% 500 90% 4 212 76 88 48 427 325 81 1 14 16 1 15 0 12 74 26 7 29 2 4 68 33 35 4 2 2
1982 STL NL 27 5234 58% 86% 31% 647 91% 2 284 119 129 36 530 433 84 3 5 13 1 12 0 7 99 29 13 34 5 10 94 42 50 5 1 3
1983 STL NL 28 5709 57% 84% 29% 647 93% 8 301 131 121 50 530 432 85 3 6 20 1 17 2 13 101 33 11 35 10 4 95 44 49 4 2 1
1984 STL NL 29 4466 60% 83% 29% 516 97% 3 231 110 96 25 447 337 90 1 4 12 0 11 1 11 95 38 7 28 8 10 91 45 46 4 3 1
1985 STL NL 30 5799 62% 82% 29% 627 98% 3 263 127 113 23 547 428 102 1 7 14 0 11 3 11 110 39 10 39 12 3 106 50 54 4 3 0
1986 STL NL 31 5306 66% 83% 30% 559 94% 7 229 110 89 30 458 350 91 2 4 15 1 12 2 11 97 46 5 25 4 6 91 51 35 6 2 4
1987 STL NL 32 5774 67% 81% 32% 642 92% 5 249 126 79 44 522 370 131 1 8 10 0 9 1 8 112 57 5 25 5 7 106 64 40 4 3 1
1988 STL NL 33 5532 64% 82% 35% 661 92% 6 237 121 80 36 522 409 97 2 7 22 1 10 11 16 80 33 5 24 5 3 74 39 33 6 3 3
1989 STL NL 34 5589 55% 81% 37% 607 93% 2 213 118 68 27 482 383 88 1 2 17 1 8 8 11 74 34 1 24 3 3 66 35 30 5 3 2
1990 STL NL 35 5129 56% 83% 32% 483 91% 3 207 101 69 37 378 296 70 2 6 12 1 5 6 9 67 22 6 25 4 2 60 28 31 6 5 1
1991 STL NL 36 5246 49% 82% 33% 568 81% 3 244 112 92 40 387 297 75 1 8 8 1 5 2 6 79 27 6 21 7 6 71 33 35 4 2 2
1992 STL NL 37 4789 55% 83% 35% 600 83% 5 231 117 95 19 418 329 80 1 3 10 0 7 3 9 82 29 7 29 8 2 79 37 40 3 2 1
1993 STL NL 38 4907 64% 84% 36% 582 90% 8 247 124 92 30 447 340 92 1 7 19 1 8 10 14 97 41 8 30 8 1 89 49 39 4 2 2
1994 STL NL 39 3587 62% 81% 35% 383 86% 2 133 61 50 22 293 213 74 1 4 8 0 4 4 8 67 36 2 17 4 1 63 39 22 4 2 1
1995 STL NL 40 1454 63% 82% 36% 154 88% 0 59 15 34 10 129 102 22 0 3 7 1 3 3 6 28 7 6 8 1 1 24 13 10 3 1 2
1996 STL NL 41 1878 67% 77% 30% 225 89% 3 89 50 30 10 163 108 48 1 1 8 1 6 1 7 36 21 1 7 2 0 32 22 9 4 4 0
19 Seasons 91803 61% 83% 32% 10581 91% 81 4225 1983 1630 614 8413 6477 1654 25 121 276 15 200 61 207 1593 651 118 474 111 74 1483 777 671 86 50 31
MLB Averages 59% 81% 30% 89%
Lg PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
2002 BBWAA (91.7%)
Selected to HOF in 2002 by BBWAA

All-Star Games
1981 *
1982 *
1983 (SS)
1984 (SS)
1985 (SS)
1986 (SS)
1987 (SS)
1988 (SS)
1989 (SS)
1990 (SS)
1991 (SS)
1992 (SS)
1994 (SS)
1995
1996 *

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1982 NL (13, 7%)
1983 NL (21, 0%)
1985 NL (18, 1%)
1987 NL (2, 56%)
1991 NL (20, 0%)
1992 NL (22, 0%)
0.65 Career Shares (372nd)

Gold Gloves
1980 NL (SS)
1981 NL (SS)
1982 NL (SS)
1983 NL (SS)
1984 NL (SS)
1985 NL (SS)
1986 NL (SS)
1987 NL (SS)
1988 NL (SS)
1989 NL (SS)
1990 NL (SS)
1991 NL (SS)
1992 NL (SS)
All multiple winners

Silver Sluggers
1987 NL (SS)

Assistss c a p y
1978 NL  548 (2nd)
1979 NL  555 (1st)
1980 NL  621 (1st)
1981 NL  422 (1st)
1982 NL  535 (1st)
1983 NL  519 (3rd)
1985 NL  549 (1st)
1987 NL  516 (1st)
1988 NL  519 (2nd)
1989 NL  483 (2nd)
1992 NL  420 (4th)
1993 NL  451 (3rd)
Career  8,375 (2nd)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1980 NL  21 (1st)
1982 NL  21 (1st)
1984 NL  14 (4th)
1985 NL  20 (3rd)
1986 NL  16 (3rd)
1987 NL  14 (5th)
1988 NL  18 (2nd)
1989 NL  32 (2nd)
1990 NL  14 (5th)
Career  239 (4th)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1978 NL  159 (2nd)
1979 NL  155 (3rd)
1980 NL  158 (1st)
1981 NL  110 (1st)
1983 NL  158 (2nd)
1985 NL  158 (1st)
1986 NL  144 (3rd)
1987 NL  158 (1st)
1988 NL  150 (3rd)
1989 NL  153 (1st)
1991 NL  150 (2nd)
Career  2,511 (4th)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1978 NL  264 (2nd)
1979 NL  256 (5th)
1980 NL  288 (1st)
1981 NL  220 (2nd)
1982 NL  279 (3rd)
1983 NL  304 (1st)
1984 NL  233 (2nd)
1985 NL  264 (2nd)
1986 NL  229 (3rd)
1987 NL  245 (2nd)
1988 NL  234 (2nd)
1991 NL  244 (3rd)
1992 NL  232 (4th)
1993 NL  251 (2nd)
Career  4,249 (8th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1978 NL  548 (2nd)
1979 NL  555 (1st)
1980 NL  621 (1st)
1981 NL  422 (1st)
1982 NL  535 (1st)
1983 NL  519 (2nd)
1984 NL  437 (4th)
1985 NL  549 (1st)
1986 NL  453 (2nd)
1987 NL  516 (1st)
1988 NL  519 (1st)
1989 NL  483 (1st)
1991 NL  387 (4th)
1992 NL  420 (2nd)
1993 NL  451 (3rd)
Career  8,375 (1st)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1978 NL  25 (5th)
1980 NL  24 (4th)
1988 NL  22 (4th)
1993 NL  19 (5th)
Career  281 (80th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1978 NL  98 (2nd)
1980 NL  113 (1st)
1981 NL  72 (2nd)
1982 NL  101 (2nd)
1983 NL  100 (5th)
1984 NL  94 (1st)
1985 NL  111 (2nd)
1986 NL  96 (1st)
1987 NL  111 (1st)
1988 NL  79 (2nd)
1989 NL  73 (5th)
1991 NL  79 (1st)
1992 NL  82 (2nd)
1993 NL  98 (3rd)
1994 NL  67 (4th)
Career  1,590 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1978 NL  3 (4th)
1979 NL  14 (1st)
1980 NL  21 (1st)
1981 NL  4 (3rd)
1982 NL  21 (1st)
1983 NL  12 (2nd)
1984 NL  14 (1st)
1985 NL  20 (1st)
1986 NL  16 (1st)
1987 NL  14 (2nd)
1988 NL  18 (1st)
1989 NL  32 (1st)
1990 NL  14 (1st)
1991 NL  3 (4th)
1992 NL  13 (1st)
1994 NL  12 (2nd)
Career  239 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1978 NL  5.51 (1st)
1979 NL  5.45 (2nd)
1980 NL  5.85 (2nd)
1981 NL  5.86 (2nd)
1982 NL  5.87 (1st)
1983 NL  5.51 (1st)
1984 NL  5.66 (1st)
1985 NL  5.20 (2nd)
1987 NL  5.05 (3rd)
1988 NL  5.10 (1st)
1992 NL  5.07 (1st)
1993 NL  5.55 (2nd)
1994 NL  4.66 (5th)
Career  5.22 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1978 NL  5.11 (2nd)
1979 NL  5.23 (3rd)
1980 NL  5.75 (2nd)
1981 NL  5.84 (1st)
1982 NL  5.86 (1st)
1983 NL  5.21 (1st)
1984 NL  5.40 (1st)
1985 NL  5.15 (1st)
1986 NL  4.74 (3rd)
1987 NL  4.82 (2nd)
1988 NL  5.02 (1st)
1989 NL  4.52 (4th)
1992 NL  4.94 (2nd)
1993 NL  5.24 (1st)
1994 NL  4.44 (5th)
Career  5.03 (65th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1978 NL  .970 (4th)
1979 NL  .976 (3rd)
1980 NL  .974 (4th)
1981 NL  .976 (1st)
1982 NL  .984 (1st)
1983 NL  .975 (3rd)
1984 NL  .982 (1st)
1985 NL  .983 (1st)
1986 NL  .978 (1st)
1987 NL  .987 (1st)
1988 NL  .972 (5th)
1989 NL  .976 (2nd)
1990 NL  .980 (2nd)
1991 NL  .987 (1st)
1992 NL  .985 (2nd)
1993 NL  .974 (3rd)
1994 NL  .982 (1st)
Career  .978 (13th)

Salary s c a p y
1985 NL  $1,440,000 (9th)
1986 NL  $1,940,000 (4th)
1987 NL  $1,940,000 (3rd)
1988 NL  $2,340,000 (1st)
1989 NL  $2,240,000 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1993 NL  born 1954-12-26 (7th)
1994 NL  born 1954-12-26 (3rd)
1995 NL  born 1954-12-26 (2nd)
1996 NL  born 1954-12-26 (4th)

             

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