The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association inducted Dean into its Hall of Fame in 1976. Broadcasting
Following his playing career Dean became a well-known radio and television sportscaster calling baseball for the Cardinals (1941–46) Browns (1941–48) Yankees (1950–51) and Atlanta Braves (1966–68) and nationally with Mutual (1952) ABC (1953–54) and CBS (1955–1965) where he teamed first with Buddy Blattner then with Pee Wee Reese. As a broadcaster Dean was famous for his wit and his often-colorful butchering of the English language.
He played in Major League Baseball as a pitcher for the St. A brash and colorful personality Dean was the last National League pitcher to win 30 games in one season.