Vance, Clarence

Vance, (Clarence Arthur) “Dazzy”

(1891–1961) baseball pitcher; born in Orient, Iowa. During his 16-year career (1915–35), mostly with the Brooklyn Dodgers, he won 197 games and the Most Valuable Player Award in 1924, yet he did not win his first major league game until age 31. A right-hander with an exceptional fastball, he led his league in strikeouts for seven consecutive seasons, a National League record. He was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1955.