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Dizzy Dean went from the broadcast booth to the mound

Dizzy Dean, a four-time MLB All-Star with the St. Louis Cardinals, is best known for winning 30 games in 1934 as part of the Gashouse Gang Cardinals that won the World Series that year. Not surprisingly he also won the NL MVP.

Dean, who made it into the Baseball Hall of Fame on the ninth ballot in 1953, went on to become a broadcaster for the “dreadful” St. Louis Browns. It was there that Dean boasted about being able to walk out of the booth and onto the mound and pitch better than anyone on the Browns pitching staff. And then he proved he could.

SCD artist Ronnie Joyner details the event in this bio-illustration:

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