dizzy dean

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a US baseball player who was a famous pitcher for the St Louis Cardinals team in the 1930s, helping them win the World Series in 1934. He was famous for achieving more strikeouts than any other pitcher (1911-74). orig. Jay Hanna Dean born Jan. 16, 1911, Lucas, Ark., U.S. died July 17, 1974, Reno, Nev. U.S. baseball pitcher. Dean joined the St. Louis Cardinals in 1932, and in five seasons with them led the National League four times in complete games and four times in strikeouts. In 1937 he teamed with his brother Paul (nicknamed "Daffy") to pitch the Cardinals to a World Series victory; he won 30 games and lost 7 that year and remains the last 30-game winner in the National League. He developed arm trouble the same year and never fully regained his form. He ended his career with the Chicago Cubs after being traded for the 1938 season. He was known for his colourful personality, which, after his retirement at age 30, served him well as a broadcaster
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