Wednesday, June 11, 2014

June 11, 1989: The Wizard Has The First Five Hit Game of His Career

     On June 11, 1989, Ozzie Smith picked up five hits in six trips to the plate during a 10-7 win over the Cubs in Chicago. It was the first five hit day for the future Hall of Famer who first stepped on a major league diamond in 1978. The victory was highlighted by an eight run seventh inning that saw Smith pick up two hits as the Cardinals batted around. Tom Brunansky and Pedro Guerrero also picked up two hits in the frame.The first hit for Brunansky was a two run homer, and the second was an RBI single. Brunansky led the way in the RBIs department with three on the day, while The Wizard, and Tony Pena each had two. Ozzie had one more five hit day during his illustrious career, which came on June 17, 1993, and once again he victimized the Cubs on their home turf with a 5 for 5 day that included three doubles, and six RBIs, as the Birds pulled off an 11-10 victory.

Today I am going to include the box score for both of Ozzie's 5 hit games:



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