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Dizzy Dean

Baseball (16-Jan-1910 — 17-Jul-1974)


Lee Allen. Dizzy Dean: His Story in Baseball. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1967. 159pp.

Robert Gregory. Diz: The Story of Dizzy Dean and Baseball During the Great Depression. New York: Viking. 1992. 402pp.

Milton J. Shapiro. The Dizzy Dean Story. New York: Julian Messner. 1963. 190pp.

Curt Smith. America's Dizzy Dean. St. Louis, MO: The Bethany Press. 1978. 190pp.

Vince Staten. Ol' Diz: A Biography of Dizzy Dean. New York: Harper Collins. 1992. 326pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Webster's American Biographies (p.263)

  6. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.179)

  7. American Lives: Sports (vol.1, pp.220-22)

  8. ESPN Sports Almanac 2004 (p.518)

  9. Sports Illustrated 2005 Almanac (p.862)

  10. Legends in Their Own Time (p.63)

  11. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.261)

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