Tuesday, October 7, 2014

"Go Crazy, Folks, Go Crazy!!"

This baseball post season is shaping up exactly the same way it did back in 1985, so far.  Only in that year, there was no NLCS series awaiting the Cardinals, after they surprised the LA Dodgers, on a home run 'by The Wizard', Ozzie Smith'.

After a little bit of searching, reliving old Cardinal memories, I found the perfect video of Ozzie Smith's OH!-SO!-Dramatic Home run from back in 1985.  From that victory (Cardinals 3, Dodgers 2, by the way), the Cards went on to face the Kansas City Royals in the World Series.
** real quick**  I skipped last hour in my sophomore year in high school, that day, to run home at top speed, wondering what parts of the game I'd already missed, turned on the TV to watch this decisive game 5 against the Dodgers, live.**
Ozzie Smith hit only 6 home runs during the 1985 season, the most he ever hit in a full season.

BONUS QUESTION (WORTH 10,000):  Name the ace, starting, Southpaw pitcher for 
the Los Angeles Dodgers, that day, October 14, 1985:?

1 comment:

The Local Malcontent said...

Answer: Lefty Fernando Valenzuela