Name: Dean, Jay (Dizzy) Hanna
Profession: Business Person
Category: Cultural Life
Born/Started: Jan. 16, 1910
Died/Ended: Jul. 17, 1974
Description: A member of the St. Louis "Gas House Gang" in the 1930s, Dizzy Dean was known for his homespun wit and good-natured bravado. One of the best pitchers ever to play for the St. Louis Cardinals, he won 30 games in 1934, earning MVP honors and leading the Cardinals to a World Series victory. He won an amazing 120 games in his first five full seasons, but his career was cut short by injury. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953.
Dean moved on to announce radio broadcasts of Cardinals and Browns games, and later to broadcast television´s game of the week, where his keen analysis and informal speech charmed the nation.
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