Sports history in Black: Record set for the most double plays

By Mike Patton

NABJ Black News & Views

The Saint Louis Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith wasn’t nicknamed The Wizard of Oz for no reason. He could do things defensively that were magical. His type of ability gave the Cardinals the ability to get more outs by way of  the double play.

Ozzie Smith in 1983. Photo credit: John Max Mena

On Sept. 15, 1995, Hall of Famer Smith’s dominance was defensively set for  the record for the most double plays. 

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