‘The Wizard’ made St. Louis baseball history on this date in 1985

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Ozzie Smith of the St. Louis Cardinals jumps in the air as he rounds second base after hitting a game winning home run in the ninth inning Oct. 14, 1985 in St. Louis. The Cardinals defeated the Los Angeles 3-2 to take the fifth game of the National League Playoffs. The Cardinals holds a three game to two edge in the series. (AP Photo)

ST. LOUIS- “Go Crazy, folks!”

When people in St. Louis hear those three words, almost everyone of a certain age knows where they were on October 14, 1985, when Ozzie Smith came up to bat down by a run, with the National League Championship Series tied at 2 games apiece. The Cardinals had already fought back after being down in the series 2 games to none.

As we all know, the Cardinals went on to win the next game to reach the World Series.

Smith tweeted Thursday about that day in history.

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