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Dizzy Dean


1910 Born Jay Hanna Dean on January 16 in Lucas, Arkansas
1926 Joins the U.S. Army
1930 Makes debut in baseball with St. Louis Cardinals farm team in St. Joseph, Missouri
1930 Makes major league debut for Cardinals, gets 3-1 win over Pittsburgh Pirates on September 28, but is sent back down to minor leagues
1931 Marries Patricia Nash on June 10
1932 Spends first full season in the major league
1934 Enjoys season with brother (Paul Dean) joining him on Cardinals pitching staff
1935 Stars in Warner Bros. movie Dizzy and Daffy, a comedy based on the pitching lives of Dizzy and Paul Dean
1937 Fractures toe pitching in All-Star Game
1938 Traded to Chicago Cubs
1941 Retires from baseball and embarks on radio career as broadcaster for the St. Louis Browns and St. Louis Cardinals
1947 Makes last major league appearance pitching for the St. Louis Browns on September 28
1950 Becomes TV announcer for New York Yankees
1952 Film biography, The Pride of St. Louis, is released
1955-65 Works as announcer for CBS-TV's Game of the Week
1974 Dies on July 17, in Reno, Nevada, following a heart attack

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