Sunday, December 11, 2016

Faces Of Statues In The Rain: Dizzy Dean


Outside of Busch Stadium are a group of statues of the greatest Cardinal baseball players. Many of the names will be unfamiliar to people from other places. This is Jan Dean (not to be confused with Jan and Dean), known to all as Dizzy Dean, a pitcher during the 30s and 40s. The droplets on his skin could be from a miserable St. Louis summer day.

Before this series is over we'll get to Bob Gibson, the best Cardinal pitcher of all time.          

4 comments:

bill burke said...

Excellent close-up! The droplets do remind me of sweat.

Sharon Anck said...

I wonder if he ever actually played ball in the rain.

William Kendall said...

Quite distinctive in the rain.

Jack said...

Dizzy Dean was a great pitcher whose career was cut short too soon by a line drive off his kneecap. Gibson? Grrrr. I remember a World Series in which he dominated the Red Sox.