Jay Hanna “Dizzy” Dean


Pro Baseball Career

St. Louis Cardinals (1930-1937, 1947)

• Led National League in strikeouts 4 times (’32, ‘33, ’34, ‘35)

• National League Most Valuable Player (’34)

• Won 30 games in the ‘34 season

• Led Cardinals Gas House Gang to World Series championship (’34)

• Career record of 150 wins, 83 losses

Chicago Cubs (1938-1941)

 

Other Accomplishments

• Radio/TV broadcaster (1941-1974)

• Major League Baseball Hall of Fame (1953)

 

Did You Know?

Pitching an exhibition game for the Houston Buffaloes against the Chicago White Sox, Dean struck out 11 batters. The White Sox manager, Mike Kelly, told his players that Dean was making them look “dizzy”. The name stuck.

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