Born Jay Hanna Dean, but Dizzy Dean was the nickname given to this brash and talented baseball player who was regarded as a hero to many during the depression ravaged years of 1930's America. He was a colourful character who liked to make predictions on games and season outcomes and when they actually happened he just nonchalantly mentioned the immortal quote "It ain't braggin' if you really done it". He was never known for his eloquence although that never stopped him becoming a legendary baseball commentator who liked to shoot from the lip. In his prime as a pitcher his fastball was too much for the best batters of his era and in 1934 he became the last national league pitcher to win 30 games in a season while en-route to winning the world series for the Saint Louis Cardinals. He had further stints with the Chicago Cubs and the Saint Louis Browns before retiring his fastball for his fast words on the microphone as a sportscaster. He was no shrinking violet who came out with some memorable one liners so I have compiled here my list of eight of the best Dizzy Dean quotes.
- Mini Bio
- Name: Jay Hanna Dean
- Born: 16th January 1910, Lucas, Arkansas, U.S.
- Died: 17th July 1974, Reno, Nevada, U.S.
- Occupation: Baseball player and sportscaster
- Famous for: Being the last national league pitcher to win 30 games in one season (1934)
- Trivia: He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall Of Fame in 1953
"It ain't braggin' if you really done it"
"Let the teachers teach English and I will teach baseball. There is a lot of people in the United States who say ‘isn’t’ and they ain’t eating"
"I got where I did because I wasn't no shrinking violet"
"The doctors x-rayed my head and found nothing"
"I was blessed with a strong arm and a weak mind"
"It puzzles me how they know what corners are good for filling stations. Just how did they know gas and oil was under there?"
"I’ll put more people in the park than anybody since Babe Ruth"
"The dumber a pitcher is, the better"