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On the pinky finger of the glove, Dean signed "Dizzy."

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Dizzy Dean's Last Glove

After Dizzy Dean retired in 1941, he became a radio announcer with the St. Louis Browns. In 1947, the Browns were a very bad team. On the last day of the season, the Browns were playing the Chicago White Sox and Dean announced that he could pitch better than any of the Browns' pitchers. The Browns decided to challenge Dean's claim. So, he put on a uniform, took the mound and proceeded to throw four scoreless innings of baseball.

This is the glove that Dean used that day.





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See a baseball signed by Dean and his brother, Paul Dean, the two pitching stars for the “Gashouse Gang” Cardinals of 1934.