It was “Dizzy Dean Week” in St. Louis in celebration of the movie The Pride of St. Louis.  Dizzy was in town for the week and said he didn’t care if it wasn’t exactly accurate.  “Jeez,” he said, “they’re gonna give me 50,000 smackers just fer livin’.”

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.