Dizzy Dean pitched for 12 years in the majors, primarily with the St. Louis Cardinals, but also with the Chicago Cubs, and extremely briefly with the St. Louis Browns. Dean would play his first full season in the majors in 1932 at the age of 22 when he put together an 18 and 15 record. He pitched a strong 286 innings with 191 strikeouts that year.
He would continue to be a dominant right-handed pitcher the next four years, winning 20 or more games in each year. In 1934 he would put up a phenomenal record of 30 wins and only 7 losses.
- Led NL in strikeouts four straight years (1932 to 1935)
- Two time NL wins leader (1934 and 1935)
- 1934 NL MVP
- .644 career winning percentage
- 1,163 career strikeouts
- 154 complete games
- 26 career shutouts
Did you know.......Dizzy Dean's jersey number 17 has been retired by the St. Louis Cardinals?