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Dizzy Dean

(Photo by St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum ©)

Subject(s): Dizzy Dean
Sport: Baseball

Location: St Louis Cardinals, Busch Stadium, St Louis, MO (From 2000-2005 sited at Busch Memorial Stadium)
Unveiled: 27/5/2000
Sculptor: Harry Weber
Material: Bronze
Status: In Situ

Inscribed on plinth: DEAN

Plaque 1: JAY HANNA (DIZZY) DEAN. St. Louis N.L., 1932-1937. Chicago N.L., 1939-1941. One of four N.L. pitchers to win 30 or more games under modern regulations. Pitched in 1934 (St.L.) 1938 (Chicago) World Series. Led League in Strikeouts 1932-33-34-35. Single Game Record with 17, July 30, 1933. First pitcher to make two hits in one inning in World Series. Most valuable N.L. Player in 1934.

Plaque 2: DIZZY DEAN. UNVEILED MAY 27, 2000. This statue shows the great righthander delivering a fast ball. One of baseball's most colorful characters during a 12-year big league career cut short by an injury suffered in the All-Star game. The National League's last 30-game winner with a 30-7 record for the Gas House Gang Champs. Won 28 games the next season. Won 120 games and threw 1530 innings with 799 strikeouts in five seasons from 1932-36.

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(Photo by St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum ©)

(Photo by William C Hutton Jnr ©)

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