Dizzy Dean grave
“Dizzy Dean”
(Jay Hanna Dean or Jerome Herman Dean)
Bond Cemetery
Bond, Mississippi

In 1934 Dizzy Dean of the St. Louis Cardinals had one of the greatest seasons a major-league pitcher could have. That year he had a 30-7 win-loss record with an ERA of 2.66 and 195 strikeouts. He won the National League Most Valuable Player award and the Cardinals won the World Series, beating the Detroit Tigers in seven games. Dean started and won the first and seventh games. In 1953 he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

Dizzy Dean on the cover of Time magazine
Dizzy Dean on the cover of
Time magazine, April 15, 1935


Dizzy Dean U.S. postage stamp
U.S. postage stamp honoring
Dizzy Dean, issued in 2000