January 12, 2009
Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher “Dizzy” Dean was born in Logan County in 1910. A professional career that began in 1929 with a Texas semi-professional team soon led to great fame with the St. Louis Cardinals. In the 1934 season, he and his brother, Paul, combined to win forty-nine games, and in the World Series that same year, they won two games each, leading the Cardinals to the championship. After a nagging arm injury led to his retirement in 1941, Dean became a radio sports broadcaster.