Sport: Another Shadow

No one ever accused Jerome Herman Dean of hiding a superbrain under his baseball cap. He was just a fun-loving country boy who could throw a baseball past the best batsmen in the National League. Pitching for the Gas House Gang—the St. Louis Cardinals of the 1930s—Dizzy won 134 games while losing only 75. In 1934, he ran up an incredible 30-7 record; in 1953, he was elected to the Hall of Fame.

Last week Dizzy Dean, now 59, was named as co-conspirator in a federal indictment charging ten other men with violation of federal gambling statutes. Dean is accused of placing...

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