Go Crazy Folks! Go Crazy!
"Go crazy folks! Go crazy!"
October 14, 1985, NL Championship Series, Game 5, Busch Stadium
It may be the most iconic call of announcer Jack Buck's life, but it was also perhaps one of the most improbable home runs ever hit. Ozzie Smith, batting in the 2-hole because of Vince Coleman's injury came to the plate from the left side with the score tied in the bottom of the ninth. The Wizard had batted left-handed 3009 times in the majors - with a grand total of zero home runs. All 13 of his major league home runs had come from the right side.
That changed on a 1-2 pitch from the Dodgers' Tom Niedenfuer. Ozzie took him deep down the right field line and off the concrete for a game-winning walkoff homer. The Cardinals went on to win the NLCS and met the cross-state Royals in a memorable World Series.
The home run was voted the greatest moment in the history of Busch Stadium in 2005.