From SABR members Mike Bates and Bill Parker at This Week in Baseball History podcast on December 13, 2017:
In their quest to find a shortstop who could emerge from the shadow of Marty Marion, the Cardinals thought they had their savior in Garry Templeton. But, after years of conflict, 36 years ago today, they traded him for one of the best shortstops in baseball history. Mike and Bill dig into their contentious early careers, the trade, and the aftermath, which changed the trajectory of two franchises and one wizard.
Listen to the full podcast here: http://thisweekinbaseballhistory.libsyn.com/episode-28-ozzie-smith-for-gary-templeton
- Related link: Read the SABR biography of Ozzie Smith
Originally published: December 13, 2017. Last Updated: December 13, 2017.