January 16, 1910
Major league baseball player Jay Hanna “Dizzy” Dean was born in Lucas (Logan County). He played his first major league baseball game in 1930 and was inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953. Dean and his younger brother, Paul, pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals during the team’s “Gas House Gang” era of the 1930s. Along with the aging Babe Ruth, “Dizzy” Dean was considered baseball’s major drawing card during the Depression years of the 1930s.