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I remember "Ol Diz" broadcasting those Saturday games with partner Pee Wee Reese, the former Dodger and teammate of Jackie Robinson. It was so much fun to listen to him butcher the English language (for example, "He slud into third base). But we forget that he was a great pitcher for the notorious St. Louis Cardinals. He was known for being a bit hard to control, doing things his own way. He also had a reputation for being a bit less than intellectual. The famous story after he was struck by a lie drive, led with the headline, "Doctors Examine Dean's Head. Find Nothing." This is a charming little movie with a good performance by Dan Dailey. The title is much like the great Lou Gehrig's tribute, "The Pride of the Yankees." Obviously, this one didn't gain the foothold that that one did, but then Dean wasn't the tragic figure Lou was. This is a nice movie with a quirky guy making it big. Dean will always be one of my favorites and I'm glad there is a movie about him.
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