Monday, June 24, 2013

June 24, 1934: Dizzy Builds a Fire

On June 24, 1934, with the temperature in St. Louis topping 100 degrees, Dizzy Dean decided that he would make light of the situation by building a bonfire outside of the Cardinals dugout. The Cardinals ace didn't pitch that day and he was looking to amuse the crowd by sitting around the fire with several teammates that had covered themselves with blankets then decided to do an Indian War dance to top it all off. Dean's antics put a few more smiles on the faces of the fans at Sportsman's Park than the score did, as they dropped the game 9-7 to the New York Giants. The 1934 Championship season was a scorcher in St. Louis, the mercury exceeded 100 degrees for 30 days as the Cardinals battled their way to the top of the National League then took home their third title in franchise history.

Here is a link to a Boys In The Hall video from Fox Sports Midwest, they talk about that hot day in St. Louis:

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