Ozzie Smith receives 2014 Living Legend Award from Louisville Slugger

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LOUISVILLE, KY (KTVI)- Baseball Hall of Famer and St. Louis Cardinals great Ozzie Smith was honored with the 2014 Living Legend Award Friday from the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory.

The Wizard signed with Louisville Slugger when he began his professional career in 1977. He got into the majors with the San Diego Padres in 1978, but spent the majority of his career, from 1982-1996, with the Cardinals.

Smith won 13 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards and set major league records for assists and double plays by a shortstop. He was named to 15 All-Star teams, was named a 1987 Silver Slugger, and helped the team with the 1982 World Series.

Smith was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002.