"The dumber a pitcher is, the better. When he gets smart and begins to experiment with a lot of different pitches, he's in trouble. All I ever had was a fastball, a curve and a changeup and I did pretty good." - Dizzy Dean
Dizzy Dean would enter the big leagues at 20 years of age on September 28, 1930 with the St. Louis Cardinals. Seventeen years later he would play his final game on that same date, departing from the Major Leagues on September 28, 1947.
Four years after making his debut his younger brother Paul dean would join him as a Cardinal on April 18, 1934 and would remain as Dizzy's teammate until 1938 when Dizzy was traded to the Chicago Cubs.