Note that items with COAs come with individual COAs, sticker usually on back of item. I do not accept "Best Offer".Prices are reduced every 30 days until the item sells. Thanks for understanding this policy! Dean was best known for leading the 1934. He had a 307 record with a 2.66 ERA. Was also on the roster, and was nicknamed "Daffy", although this was usually only done for press consumption. Though "Diz" sometimes called his brother "Daf", he typically referred to himself and his brother as "Me an' Paul".
Continuing the theme, the team included Dazzy Vance. The Gashouse Gang was the southernmost and westernmost team in the major leagues at the time, and became a de facto America's Team. Team members, particularly Southerners such as the Dean brothers and Pepper Martin. Became folk heroes in Depression. Americans saw in these players, dirty and hustling rather than handsome and graceful, a spirit of hard work and perseverance, as opposed to the haughty, highly paid New York Giants.Whom the Cardinals chased for the National League. Much like later sports legends Joe Namath. Dizzy liked to brag about his prowess and make public predictions.
In 1934, Dizzy predicted, Me an' Paul are gonna win 45 games. On September 21, Diz pitched no-hit ball for eight innings against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Finishing with a three-hit shutout in the first game of a doubleheader, his 27th win of the season. Paul then threw a no-hitter. In the nightcap, to win his 18th, matching the 45 that Diz had predicted."Gee, Paul", Diz was heard to say in the locker room afterward, if I'd a-known you was gonna throw a no-hitter, I'd a-throw'ed one too! He also bet he could strike out Vince DiMaggio. Four times in one game. He struck him out his first three at-bats, but when DiMaggio hit a popup behind the plate at his fourth, Dean screamed at his catcher, Drop it! The catcher did and Dean fanned DiMaggio, winning the bet. Few in the press now doubted Diz's boast, as he was also fond of saying, If ya done it, it ain't braggin'. Diz finished with 30 wins, the only NL pitcher to do so in the post-1920 live-ball era. And Paul finished with 19, for a total of 49. The Cards needed them all to edge the Giants for the pennant, setting up a matchup with the American League. After the season, Dizzy Dean was awarded the National League. S Most Valuable Player Award. Dean was known for antics which inspired his nickname. In time, perception became reality. In Game 4 of the 1934 World Series. Against the Detroit Tigers, Dean was sent to first base as a pinch runner. The next batter hit a potential double play. Intent on avoiding the double play, Dean threw himself in front of the throw to first. The ball struck him on the head, and Dean was knocked unconscious and taken to a hospital.
The storied (and possibly apocryphal) sports-section headline the next day said, X-ray of Dean's head reveals nothing. Although the Tigers went on to win the game 10-4, Dean recovered in time to pitch in Game 5 which he lost. After the Cardinals won Game 6, Dean came back and pitched a complete game shutout in Game 7 to win the game and the Series for the Cardinals.
The Cardinals executive who had developed their farm system and built the great 1930s Cardinals teams, found Dean's homespun candidness and observations refreshing. He once told a friend, with some bemusement, Tell me why I spent four mortal hours today conversing with a person named Dizzy Dean. While pitching for the NL in the 1937 All-Star Game. Averill hit a line drive back at the mound, hitting Dean on the foot. Told that his big toe was fractured, Dean responded, Fractured, hell, the damn thing's broken!Coming back too soon from the injury, Dean changed his pitching motion to avoid landing as hard on his sore toe enough to affect his mechanics. As a result, he hurt his arm, losing his great fastball. Dean's arm was largely gone. Chicago Cubs scout Clarence "Pants" Rowland. Was tasked with the unenviable job of obeying owner P.
Win the 1938 National League. The Cubs had been in third place, six games behind the first place Pittsburgh Pirates. By September 27, with one week left in the season, the Cubs had battled back to within a game and a half game of the Pirates in the National League standings as the two teams met for a crucial three-game series.
Dean pitched the opening game of the series and with an ailing arm, relied more on his experience and grit to defeat the Pirates by a score of 2 to 1. Dean would later call it the greatest outing of his career.
The victory cut the Pirates' lead to a half game and, set the stage for one of baseball's most memorable moments when in the next game of the series, Cubs player-manager. Hit his famous Homer in the Gloamin.
To put the Cubs into first place. The Cubs clinched the pennant three days later.
Dean pitched gamely in Game 2 of the 1938 World Series. Before losing to the New York Yankees. In what became known as Ol' Diz's Last Stand. He limped along for the Cubs. Between the ages of 23 and 27, he was arguably the best pitcher in baseball; by 28, he was just another pitcher, and at 31 he was done.
Dean made a one-game comeback on September 28, 1947. After retiring as a player, the still-popular Dean was hired as a broadcaster by the perennially cash-poor Browns. To drum up some badly needed publicity. After broadcasting several poor pitching performances in a row, he grew frustrated, saying on the air, Doggone it, I can pitch better than nine out of the ten guys on this staff!The wives of the Browns pitchers complained, and management, needing to sell tickets somehow, took him up on his offer and had him pitch the last game of the season. At age 37, Dean pitched four innings, allowing no runs, and rapped a single in his only at-bat. Rounding first base, he pulled his hamstring. Returning to the broadcast booth at the end of the game, he said, I said I can pitch better than nine of the ten guys on the staff, and I can. Talking's my game now, and I'm just glad that muscle I pulled wasn't in my throat. In the 1950s, he appeared in guest starring roles on Faye Emerson's Wonderful Town. And on The Guy Mitchell Show. Additionally, I slip all autographed photos inside sturdy photo-protective sleeves. In most cases, using Jack Smalling's baseball address lists and other assorted address lists, I wrote to both active and retired baseball players, sending them letters, requests for signatures, and self-addressed-stamped envelopes. This is how I obtained thousands of autographs. I stand by every item I sell. All the old time autograph dealers know me and the professional authenticators will vouch for my reputation as well.
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Sincerely, Joe Binder , Downers Grove, Illinois. The item "Dizzy Dean St Louis Cardinals HOFer Baseball Autographed 3x5 Card PSA SLAB 9" is in sale since Friday, September 7, 2018. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Baseball-MLB\Index Cards". The seller is "calabinder" and is located in Downers Grove, Illinois.
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