July 28, 1962 – at Yankee Stadium Dizzy Dean points out to Earl Averill, toe that liner off the bat of Averill broke during 1937 All-Star game. Scene took place during New York Yankees’ 16th Annual Old Timer’s Day Honoring the All-Star teams of 1937. The broken toe led to the end of Dizzy’s career. The injury led to Dean changing his pitching motion which caused him to permanently damage his pitching arm. Dean played for the St. Louis Cards and Averill played for the Cleveland Indians.

60,000 take in the game and ironically Dean will sprain his ankle with Averill on deck. The big moment was a Joe DiMaggio inside the park homerun.


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