Known for his defensive brilliance and signature backflips, Ozzie Smith earned the nickname “The Wizard” for his exceptional play at shortstop. Considered one of the greatest shortstops to ever play, Smith dazzled in his 18 seasons between the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals. Smith won 13 Gold Gloves, was a 15 time All-Star, the 1987 NL Silver Slugger, and was elected to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2002. At the time of his retirement, Smith held the Major League career records for assists and double plays as well as the National League record for games played at shortstop. Ozzie Smith hit .262 with 2,460 hits and 580 stolen bases over his career and his #1 uniform was retired by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1996.