Weather Alert

Cardinals legend Ozzie Smith talks Lake Tahoe celebrity golf tourney, baseball Hall of Fame

As baseball looks to make its return, you can see plenty legends of the game participating in the annual American Century Celebrity Golf Championship this weekend.

One of those will be iconic St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith, who stopped by KJFF Sports Talk on Monday to chat.

An avid golfer, Smith says he’s ready to hit the links in Lake Tahoe once again.

Smith was down visiting the Cardinals in spring training right before Major League Baseball halted preparations for the season.

He says, while it’s been tough not having sports around, he thinks the pause the coronavirus pandemic brought can make people better.

Smith isn’t just a Hall of Fame player and someone who continues to work around the Cardinal organization.

He also is on the board of directors for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.

The Hall announced they would not hold their annual induction ceremony for the Class of 2020 until next year.

Smith says it’s disappointing that they had to postpone a great tradition.

Ted Simmons and Derek Jeter will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in the summer of 2021.

Smith was immortalized in Cooperstown in 2002.

You can watch Ozzie Smith and other stars play in the 2020 American Century Celebrity Golf Championship starting Wednesday on NBC and the Golf Channel.

To hear the full interview with Ozzie Smith, click play below.

Connect With Us Listen To Us On