All-star Countdown 7

July 06, 1993

July 13, 1993 Oriole Park at Camden Yards

St. Louis' Dizzy Dean, the starting pitcher for the National League in the 1937 All-Star Game at Washington's Griffith Stadium, was the loser in this 8-3 AL win, but Dean ended up losing a lot more. With two out in the third inning of a scoreless game, Dean shook off catcher Gabby Hartnett's sign for a curveball and threw a fastball to Lou Gehrig, who deposited it over the right-field wall. Cleveland's Early Averill, next up, then drilled a line drive that hit Dean's foot. Dean made the play on Averill at first base, but when he reached the clubhouse it was discovered he had fractured his toe. He recovered from the fractured toe, but tried to resume his pitching too soon. In favoring the toe, Dean changed his delivery and irreparably injured his pitching arm.

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