Year Inducted – 1984

He moved from All-City performances at Garfield High in the mid 1950’s to successful All-Star performances in the A League, beginning his rookie season with Krispy Kreme at age 18 when he was the first recipient of the Frank Garcia Award as the League’s most outstanding player. Dean never hit under .300 while helping the Kremes to three titles. After a stint in the Phillies minor league system, Dean picked up where he left off as a strong-hitting, slick fielding center fielder for the champion Black Label teams and closed out his career with NABF tourney team Weather Seal in 1971. Always close to the top of league hitting stats, Dean was selected for seven all-star teams.