The 2019 Dinner On The Diamond

Dinner on the Diamond – 2019

Guest Speaker Ozzie Smith

When you’re playing you want to be considered the best at what you do,” said Ozzie Smith. “I went about doing that, setting myself apart from the rest of the crowd. I didn’t want to be one of many, which you certainly are if you’re in the norm. But the guys that make it to the Hall of Fame are one of a few.”

Known as “The Wizard of Oz,” Smith combined athletic ability with acrobatic skill to become one of the greatest defensive shortstops of all time. The 13-time Gold Glove Award winner redefined the position in his nearly two decades of work with the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals, setting major league records for assists, double plays and total chances.

Smith’s talent was evident to those who saw him come up with the Padres in the late 1970s. “Ozzie is the best young infielder I’ve ever seen,” said San Diego manager Roger Craig at the time. “Very soon he’s going to be one of the best shortstops in baseball, if not the best.” Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry added, “I saw him as a rookie in San Diego. I was always hoping they would hit the ball his way because I knew then that my trouble was over.”

Smith’s fame increased after his trade to the Cards, where he helped the team to three National League pennants and one World Series title. While not known for his bat, Smith’s offense continued to improve while in St. Louis. In 1985, he got his batting average up to .276 and helped the Cardinals win their second pennant since his arrival. In the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the series tied at two games apiece, Smith faced Tom Niedenfuer with one out in the bottom of the ninth and hit his first career homer batting left-handed (in 3,009 at-bats) to win the game. Smith went on to bat .435 in the Cardinals’ six-game triumph and won the NLCS Most Valuable Player Award, but St. Louis lost to the Kansas City Royals in seven games in the World Series.

Smith retired in 1996, the same year the Cardinals retired his number, and in his 19 seasons compiled a .262 batting average, 2,460 hits, 580 stolen bases, and was named to 15 All-Star teams. Smith set the following major league records for his position: most assists (8,375), most double plays (1,590), most total chances accepted (12,624), most years with 500 or more assists (8) and most years leading the league in assists and chances accepted (8).

BE A VIP !

Be a VIP for a good cause!  Tickets are just $200 each or entire tables of 10 are available for only $2,000.  VIP guests have an opportunity to meet Ozzie Smith in a private meet & greet located in the Springfield Cardinals clubhouse.

  • Private Meet & Greet with Ozzie Smith
  • Includes Dinner & Two Drinks
  • Autographed Baseball Related Item from Ozzie Smith
  • Live Speaking Engagement
Social Tickets Only $125

Get your seat at the hottest dinner in Springfield.  Enjoy a wonderful dinner on the diamond with guest speaker Ozzie Smith while watching the RED-HOT Saint Louis Cardinals on the big screen during the evening activities.

  • Dinner on the Diamond
  • Signed Autographed Ball with Signature Only

Event tickets

All-Star Individual
$125
  • 1 Individual Ticket
  • Dinner on the Diamond
  • Signed Autographed Ball with Signature Only
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All-Star Table
$1,500
  • 10 Tickets
  • Reserved Table Seating
  • Dinner on the Diamond
  • Autographed Ball with Signature Only
  • Recognition at Every Table
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MVP Individual
$200
  • 1 Individual VIP Ticket
  • Premium Reserved Seating
  • Meet & Greet
  • Autographed Ball featuring Signature of Hall of Fame Year
  • (Must be sold in pairs)
SOLD OUT
MVP Table
$2000
  • 10 VIP Tickets
  • Premium Reserved Seating
  • Meet & Greet
  • Autographed Ball featuring Signature and Hall of Fame Year
  • Recognition at Every Table
SOLD OUT

Why We Do Dinner On The Diamond

Serving The Ozarks

Corporate Sponsorships

$2000 – 2 All-Star Tickets, signage at the event, recognition on the jumbotron, Dinner on the Diamond website and stage recognition.

$1000 – 2 All-Star Tickets, Dinner on the Diamond website and stage recognition.

$500 – 2 All-star Tickets and recognized as a sponsor on table materials.

$3000 – Meet & Greet – 2 All-Star Tickets, company logo on signage inside and outside of clubhouse, including signs with arrow directing to clubhouse and rotating signage on bottom right of video board. SOLD OUT

$1500  Jersey Sponsor – 2 All-Star Tickets, company logo on rotating signage at bottom of video board and sign with information about raffle details.

$1500 – Wine Pull Sponsor – 2 All-Star Tickets, company logo on signage at bottom of video board and sign with information about Wine Pull details.

Diamond Sponsor – SOLD OUT

Dessert Sponsor – $1000 – 2 All-Star Tickets,  signage a food area, Rotating signage on bottom right of video board.