Set those DVRs! Hall of Famers Bob Gibson and Ozzie Smith will be on MLB Network tonight in the newest installments of My Most Memorable Game hosted by Bob Costas. Unlike the last two installments (Cal Ripken and John Smoltz), these two are a half hour rather than an hour.
Oct 18, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals former player Ozzie Smith waves to the crowd before the ceremonial first pitch prior to game six of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Busch Stadium. Image Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Smith will sit down with Costas to discuss Game 5 of the 1985 NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers. A snippet was shown during Hot Stove this morning and the Wizard reenacts Jack Buck’s famous call of “Go Crazy, Folks! Go Crazy!”
Smith discusses what it was like to play on those teams managed by Whitey Herzog in the 1980s. He’s one of few ballplayers to have been managed by three different Hall of Fame managers (the other two are Joe Torre and Tony LaRussa) while Red Schoendienst was an interim manager for the Cardinals during the 1990 season. Throw in Hall of Fame broadcaster Jerry Coleman‘s one year stint managing the San Diego Padres in 1980 but Coleman didn’t get elected to the Hall as a player or manager…
Meanwhile, Gibson sits down to talk about his 17-strikeout performance from Game 1 of the 1968 World Series. One of the things that Omaha native discusses with Costas, according to Bernie, is how opponents viewed him as angry and intimidating.
Both of these games are memorable for St. Louis Cardinals fans as they were also included in The St. Louis Cardinals – Greatest Games of Busch Stadium 1966-2005. It’s a must-own for Cardinals fans.