Ozzie was awarded the Roberto Clemente Award in 1995.
Ozzie was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Ozzie was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame on May 11, 2003.
Ozzie signed baseball's first million dollar contract in 1983.
Ozzie announced his retirement on June 19, 1996. Local channels in St. Louis broke into programming to carry the press conference.
Ozzie refuses to associate himself with the Cardinals while Tony La Russa is still managing, for the way La Russa treated him in his final season.
Ozzie would do a back flip on the Cardinals home opener each season, on his way to his position.
Ozzie was number 87 in The Sporting News' 100 Greatest Baseball Players.
Ozzie was only the 37th player in the history of the Hall of Fame to be voted in on the first ballot.
Ozzie had his number retired on September 28th, 1996, and the Cardinals proclaimed the day "Ozzie Day".
Ozzie was the runner up for Rookie of the Year in 1978.
Ozzie was the runner up for the NL MVP in 1987.
Ozzie won the Silver Slugger Award in 1987. The award is given to the best offensive player at each position in each league.
Ozzie was selected for the All-Star game from 1981-1992, then again from 1994-1996.
Ozzie was awarded with the Branch Rickey Award in 1994. The award is given to the player in recognition of their exceptional community service.
Ozzie hit the game-winning home run in the 1985 NLCS, and that sent the Cardinals to the World Series.
Ozzie was the 1985 NLCS MVP.
Ozzie declared for free agency in November of 1992, in December of 1992 he resigned with the Cardinals.
Ozzie was elected into the Hall of Fame with 433 votes, out of a possible 472.
Ozzie is considered by most baseball writers, to be the last pure defensive player to be elected into the Hall of Fame.
Ozzie only had 28 home runs in 9,396 at bats.
Ozzie led the Cardinals to a World Series championship in his first season with the team. The Cardinals defeated the Brewers in 7 games.
Ozzie was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals following the 1981 season. He was traded for Garry Templeton.
He spent only one year with the Walla Walla Padres, before being called up to the San Diego Padres.
Ozzie was drafted in the 4th round by the San Diego Padres in the 1977 draft, and they did agree to contract terms.
Ozzie was drafted in the 7th round by the Detroit Tigers in the 1976 amateur entry draft, but they could not agree on contractual terms.
In 1987 Ozzie was rewarded with the biggest contract in the NL at $2,340,000.
Ozzie wore #1 which was later retired by the St. Louis Cardinals.
Ozzie bats both and throws right.
Ozzie`s position was Shortstop.
In 1987 Ozzie scored a career high 104 runs.
Ozzie played his last MLB game on September 29, 1996.
Ozzie played his first MLB game on April 7, 1978.
Ozzie's nickname is the 'Wizard of Oz.'
Ozzie was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002.
Ozzie is a 13-time Gold Glove Award winner .