Dizzy Dean

Birthdate 1/16/1910
Death Date 7/17/1974
Debut Year 1930
Year of Induction 1953
Teams Browns, Cardinals, Cubs
Position Pitcher

Dizzy Dean broke his toe in the 1937 All Star game. Compensating for the injury, Dean changed his pitching motion and injured his arm.

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Postcard photo signed by Dizzy Dean

Postcard photo signed by Dizzy Dean

The last National League pitcher to win 30 games in a season, Dizzy Dean was in the inaugural class for the Cardinals Hall of Fame in 2014. Dean pitched in one game in 1930 before reaching the big leagues to stay in 1932. During a six-year run with the Cardinals from 1932-1937, Dean averaged more th
Dizzy Dean signed index card

Dizzy Dean signed index card

Dizzy Dean’s career was regrettably cut short after an incident in the 1937 All Star game. An Earl Averill line drive comebacker hit Dean on his big toe. When told the toe was fractured, Dean responded, “Fractured, hell, the damn thing’s broken!” Dean altered his pitching mot

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