Date and Place of Birth:
August 24, 1915
December 21, 1970 Riverside, New Jersey
Baseball Experience: Major League
Position: First Base-Pitcher
Military Unit: USAAF
Area Served: Pacific Theater of Operations
Major League Stats: Chubby Dean on Baseball-Almanac
Alfred L “Cubby” was born
on August 24, 1915 at
He signed with the Philadelphia Athletics after his sophomore year at Duke and joined the team at their spring training camp in February 1936. When the regular season came around Dean found himself with the big league club and made his major league debut on April 14, 1936. He appeared in 111 games for the Athletics that season as a pinch hitter and first baseman (a position he never previously played) and batted .287 with 48 RBIs.
Dean made 104 appearances for the Athletics in 1937, including two as a pitcher, and batted .262. In 1938, Dean was used sparingly by the Athletics as a pitcher and pinch-hitter, but became a full-time member of the pitching staff in 1939, appearing in 54 games (second most in the American League) for a 5-4 record and 5.25 ERA.
He became a starter in 1940, with a 6-13 record and 6.61 ERA. However, the youngster had not lived up to the expectations of the Athletics and the Cleveland Indians selected him off waivers in August 1941.
On November 15, 1943, Dean entered military
Dean was at
Returning to the
Dean played with
He briefly returned to baseball as a minor league umpire in the Tri-State League in 1955.
In July 1970, Dean appeared in the
Phillies-Athletics Old-Timers game at Connie Mack Stadium. Five
months later, on December 21, he succumbed to cancer in
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