BASEBALL S GREATEST GAMES * 1985 NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP * GAME 5 * THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS WIN THIS ALL-TIME NLCS MATCHUP FEATURING OZZIE SMITH S HISTORIC HOME RUN
The St. Louis Cardinals, under manager Whitey Herzog, and the Los Angeles Dodgers, led by Tommy Lasorda, were even at two wins as the 1985 NLCS moved to Game 5. In the quintessential style of Whitey Ball the Cardinals initiated the scoring with two walks and a two- RBI double by Tommy Herr. From then on the Dodgers dazzling ace Fernando Valenzuela stilled the Cardinals while the Dodgers evened the scoring behind Bill Madlock s 2-run home run.
Tom Niedenfuer, who anchored the Dodger bullpen in 1985 (19 Saves, 106.1 innings pitched) and had saved Game 1 with 2 2/3 innings pitched, was summoned for the bottom of the 9th with the score at 2-2. With one out, Ozzie Smith the light-hitting, switch-hitting Wizard stroked the game-winning home run his first career left-handed home run after 3,009 at-bats prompting Jack Buck s famous exclamation, Go crazy folks!
Direct from the Major League Baseball archives, this extraordinary television broadcast includes the quintessential making of an iconic moment, and one unforgettable baseball game.
A special DVD audio feature allows fans to watch the television broadcast and listen to the radio play-by-play!