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1936 Paul Dean agrees to a $10,000 deal to pitch for the Cardinals, after posting a 19-11 record in his sophomore year. The 23 year-old right-hander, who has compiled 38 victories in his first two seasons, will have his career shortened by arm troubles, retiring after a nine-year tenure in the major leagues with a 50-34 mark.
1952 During spring training at St. Petersburg, Cardinals pitcher Bob Slaybaugh is hit in the face with a line drive during batting practice that will subsequently result in the loss of his left eye. The 21 year-old southpaw will attempt a comeback in 1953 and again in 1954 before he retires from professional baseball.

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