15-time MLB All-Star shortstop known as "The Wizard" for his dazzling defensive plays. He won thirteen straight Gold Glove awards from 1980 to 1992 and helped lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a World Series Championship in 1982.
He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002 and the St. Louis Cardinals retired his #1 jersey.
His record for double plays started by a shortstop (1,590) was broken by another outstanding fielder, Omar Vizquel.
He would go to a lumberyard to do flips into pools of saw dust while he was growing up.
He had three children with his wife Denise, whom he divorced in 1996.
- The meaning of the name Smith: Blacksmith Or Other Skilled Worker