Ozzie Smith Net Worth

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Osborne Earl Smith net worth is
$15 Million

Osborne Earl Smith Wiki Biography

Osborne Earl “Ozzie” Smith, born on the 26th of December, 1954, is an American athlete who became famous as a former baseball player for the Major League Baseball. He became well-known for his playing years with the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals from 1978 to 1996 and for his signature back flips.

So how much is Smith’s net worth? As of early 2017, based on authoritative sources it is reported to be $15 million, acquired from his years as a professional baseball player and for his stint in the media and his personal business.

Ozzie Smith Net Worth $15 million

Born in Mobile, Alabama, Smith is the second son of six of Clovi and Marvella Smith. His father used to work as a sandblaster at the Brookley Air Force Base and later on became a truck driver when their family moved to Los Angeles, California. Meanwhile his mother took care of the family while also being an aide at a nursing home.
During his childhood years Smith’s love for baseball already started. He also used to play rough games with his friends doing back flips in a pile of sawdust, a trick that would later make him popular.

Smith continued his passion for baseball during his time in Locke High School. But despite his efforts and performance, he wasn’t considered a great prospect. Fortunately, he was able to manage to be accepted at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo with a partial scholarship where he continued playing baseball.

Right after finishing college, Smith got drafted in 1977 by the San Diego Panders. His acceptance on MLB started his professional career in baseball and also his net worth
Within a short time playing professional baseball, he already established himself as one of the top fielders in the game. It was also in the beginning of his career that his famous back flips started.

In 1980, after only playing for three years, Smith already received a Gold Glove Awards for fielding excellence. After being transferred to St. Louis Cardinals in 1982, he continued to perform exceptionally well, receiving a total of 13 Gold Glove Award in his lifetime. His early years in baseball and accolades helped with his career and also his net wealth.

Smith played with the Cardinals for fourteen years, retiring in 1996. Aside from his exceptional performance every match, he helped the team win the 1982 World Series, won the NL Silver Slugger Award in 1987, and got the title “The Wizard of OZ” during his time with the team.

After his life with baseball, Smith continued to be involved in the world of sports by hosting the television series “This Week in Baseball” in 1997, and also sat as one of the commentators for KPLR-TV for two years. His various work in media also helped maintain his net worth.

Today, Smith still helps his team the Cardinals by being one of their special instructors. He has also been inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002.

In terms of his personal life, Smith was married to in 1980 but separated in 1996. He has three children.

Full NameOzzie Smith
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 26, 1954
Place Of BirthMobile, Alabama, United States
Height1.78 m
Weight68 kg
ProfessionBaseball player, Actor
EducationCalifornia Polytechnic State University, Locke High School
SpouseEthel Denise Jackson (m. 1980–1996)
ChildrenNikko Smith, Taryn Smith, Dustin Smith
ParentsMarvella Smith, Clovis Smith
AwardsLou Gehrig Memorial Award, Lou Gehrig Memorial Award
TV ShowsThis Week in Baseball, This Week in Baseball
1Did a running cartwheel and backflip as he went onto the field
1I may not drive in 100 runs each year, but I can prevent 100 runs from scoring against us.
2We've got a lot of new players on this team. But I don't think they're the right ones.
3What I did, I did every day. Anyone can make a great play every now and then on any given day. But what I did, I did everyday.
4When I'm in my groove there is no thinking. Everything just happens.
1Son is 2005 American Idol Top 10 finalist Nikko Smith.
2Father of Nikko Smith, contestant on the 2005 season of American Idol
3Named to Baseball Digest magazine's 1978 Rookie All-Star Team.
4Made major league debut on 7 April 1978.
5Led the National League in fielding average for shortstops in 8 seasons (1981-1982, 1984-1987, 1991, 1994).
6Named to 15 National League All-Star Teams (1981-1992 and 1994-1996) and won 13 National League Gold Glove Awards at Shortstop (1980-1992).
7Member of 1982 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals team. Member of 1985 and 1987 National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals teams. Member of 1996 National League Central Division Champion St. Louis Cardinals team.
81985 National League Championship Series MVP for having .435 batting average, 1 double, 1 triple, 1 home run, 3 RBI, 3 walks and 1 stolen base.
9Finished 2nd in voting for 1987 National League MVP for having .303 batting average, playing in 158 games, 600 At Bats, 104 Runs, 182 Hits, 40 Doubles, 89 Walks, 43 Stolen Bases, 272 Times on Base and 12 Sacrifice Hits.
10Highest paid player in National League in 1988 earning $2,340,000.
11Notable career statistics: 2,573 Games (34th All Time), 9,396 At Bats (39th All Time), 2,460 Hits (87th All Time), 1,072 Walks (72nd All Time), 580 Stolen Bases (20th All Time), 3,565 Times on Base (73rd All Time) and 214 Sacrifice Hits (71st All Time).
12Set an NL record for fewest errors in a season by a shortstop in 1991 with 8.
13Holds the major league record for shortstops for most assists (8375), most double plays (1590), most total chances accepted (12,624), most years with 500 or more assists (8) and most years leading the league in assists and total chances accepted (8).
14Holds the major league record for shortstops for most assists in a season (621), which he set in 1980.
15Fifteen time All-Star and thirteen time Gold Glove Award winner.
16High school teammate of Hall of Famer Eddie Murray.
17Switch-hitting shortstop for the San Diego Padres (1978-1981) and St. Louis Cardinals (1982-1996).
18Won the fifth game of the National League Championship Series with a homerun in the ninth-inning.
19Elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002, his first year of eligibility.


Cubed2010TV SeriesThe Wizard
Baseball Bunch2006TV SeriesDugout Wizard
The World's Greatest Fair2004Tom Bass (voice)
Arli$$1998TV SeriesOzzie Smith
The Simpsons1992TV SeriesOzzie Smith


Late Show with David Letterman2003TV SeriesHimself
This Week in Baseball2002TV SeriesHimself
2002 MLB All-Star Game2002TV SpecialHimself - NL Honorary Captain
Race for the Record1998Video documentaryHimself
Arli$$1997TV SeriesHimself
1996 National League Championship Series1996TV Mini-SeriesHimself - St. Louis Cardinals Shortstop / Himself - St. Louis Cardinals Pinch Hitter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996TV SeriesHimself
Sunday Night Baseball1990-1996TV SeriesHimself - St. Louis Cardinals Shortstop / Himself - St. Louis Cardinals Pinch Hitter
1996 MLB All-Star Game1996TV SpecialHimself
The Greatest League Championship Series1994VideoHimself
The Scout1994Himself
Let's Play Baseball1994Video documentaryHimself
1994 MLB All-Star Game1994TV SpecialHimself - NL Shortstop
1992 MLB All-Star Game1992TV SpecialHimself - NL Shortstop
1991 MLB All-Star Game1991TV SpecialHimself - NL Shortstop
1990 MLB All-Star Game1990TV SpecialHimself - NL Shortstop
1989 MLB All-Star Game1989TV SpecialHimself - NL Shortstop
1988 MLB All-Star Game1988TV SpecialHimself - NL Shortstop
1987 National League Championship Series1987TV SeriesHimself - St. Louis Cardinals Shortstop
1987 MLB All-Star Game1987TV SpecialHimself - NL Shortstop
1986 MLB All-Star Game1986TV SpecialHimself - NL Shortstop
1985 World Series1985TV Mini-SeriesHimself - St. Louis Cardinals Shortstop
1985 National League Championship Series1985TV SeriesHimself - St. Louis Cardinals Shortstop
1985 MLB All-Star Game1985TV SpecialHimself - NL Shortstop
1984 MLB All-Star Game1984TV SpecialHimself - NL Shortstop
1983 MLB All-Star Game1983TV SpecialHimself - NL Shortstop
1982 World Series1982TV Mini-SeriesHimself - St. Louis Cardinals Shortstop
1982 National League Championship Series1982TV Mini-SeriesHimself - St. Louis Cardinals Shortstop
The Baseball Bunch1982TV Series documentaryHimself
The Players Club2012TV MovieHimself
Prime 92009-2011TV SeriesHimself
Golf Therapy: Life, Lessons & the Pursuit of Par2010TV MovieHimself
2009 MLB All-Star Game2009TV SpecialHimself - Honorary Co-Captain
Cardinal Baby2008Video shortHimself (voice)
2008 MLB All-Star Game2008TV SpecialHimself - Pre-Game Hall of Fame Ceremony
Costas Now2007TV SeriesHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
ESPN Outside the Lines Sunday2006TV SeriesHimself
Rome Is Burning2006TV SeriesHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2004TV Series documentaryHimself
High Hopes: The Anatomy of a Winner2003Video documentaryHimself - St. Louis Cardinals Shortstop

Archive Footage

Knuckleball!2012DocumentaryHimself - St. Louis Cardinals Shortstop (uncredited)
A Hall for Heroes: The Inaugural Hall of Fame Induction of 19392010TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Prime 92009TV SeriesHimself
DHL Presents Major League Baseball Hometown Heroes2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The 50 Greatest Home Runs in Baseball History1992Video documentaryHimself

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