August 30, 1945 |
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|September 17, 1967 for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 30, 1971 for the San Diego Padres|
Dean was signed out of high school for a $60,000 bonus in 1964 by Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Buzzie Bavasi, who was trying to transform the Dodgers into a team built around pitching, speed, and defense and considered Dean a top young prospect. However, Dean only appeared in a few games with the Dodgers during the 1967 season. After spending 1968 in the minors, Dean was acquired by the expansion San Diego Padres, who had hired Bavasi away from the Dodgers, in the spring of 1969. Dean spent three seasons with the Padres, playing his last game in 1971.
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