Early in his career, Smith was the prototypical “no hit, good field” shortstop. It took seven seasons for him to improve on his rookie year batting average of .258. In 1987 Smith finished second to Chicago Cubs slugger Andre Dawson for the NL MVP award when he hit .303, the only time he topped .300 in his long career. But he kept working on his hitting and averaged a respectable .277 over his last 10 years. Many people were surprised to learn that Smith collected 2,460 hits in his career. It took him 19 seasons and a lot of determination, but he did it.
Handcrafted from a classic Rawlings RBG50 baseball glove, this vintage bi-fold has all the right details in all the right places. We particularly enjoy the darker use marks where Ozzie’s signature resides. The red baseball stitching only enhances the overall look. As always, you’re getting plenty of functionality on the inside as well. Closed measurements of this wallet are 4.25" by 3.75". This is a great size for either a front or back carry. Take a look at all the pictures and enjoy!