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Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean
Birth: Jan. 16, 1910
Lucas
Logan County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Jul. 17, 1974
Reno
Washoe County
Nevada, USA

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player, Broadcaster. He was one of the most colorful personalities ever associated with the sport of baseball. For twelve seasons (1930, 1932 to 1941, 1947), he was a pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Browns. Born Jay Hanna Dean, he marked his Major League debut on September 28th, 1930 and recorded a complete game win in his only game that year. In 1932, he won 18 games while leading the league in strikeouts with 191 and shutouts with 4. Following a 20-win 1933 season, Dean made history as he notched his league-leading 30-wins and earned the National League Most Valuable Player Award; to date he is the last pitcher in the National League to reach the 30-win single season mark. He was a major contributor to the Cardinals' 1934 World Championship Title. During the 1934 World Series, Dean compiled a 2 win 1 loss record with 17 strikeouts and a 1.73 ERA in 26 innings pitched. In 1935, he posted a league-leading 28-wins and recorded 24 victories in 1936 before being hampered by injuries throughout the remainder of his career. He would experience a second World Series with the Cubs (who lost to the New York Yankees) in 1939, however his dominance of hitters was no longer present. Dean retired in 1941 and served as a coach during that season and made a one-game comeback with the Browns in 1947 before retiring as a player for good. Dean would go on to become a popular broadcaster beginning with the Cardinals (1942 to 1946), followed by the Browns (1944 to 1949, 1952 to 1953), Yankees (1950 to 1951) and Atlanta Braves (1967 to 1968). He was an announcer nationally with ABC (1955 to 1964) and CBS (1965). Dean was recognizable for his mispronunciation of words and his inappropriate usage of grammar during broadcasts. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953. His younger brother Paul "Daffy" Dean was a Major League pitcher from 1934 to 1941 and 1943. He died from a heart attack. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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  Patricia Nash Dean (1906 - 1981)*
 
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Burial:
Bond Cemetery
Bond
Stone County
Mississippi, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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I still have the little boy inside me at 61 years old. Thanks Dizzy.
- Steve Whipple
 Added: Nov. 21, 2014
Dizzy, you made baseball fun to watch. No better commentators than you and Pee Wee
- Ken Cherry
 Added: Oct. 15, 2014
The best ever!
- Mike
 Added: Oct. 7, 2014
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