The 1934 St. Louis Cardinals' "Gashouse
Gang" played a hard, gritty style and never
avoided a confrontation, whether it was on the
field, in a hotel lobby or even in their own clubhouse.
They even fielded a terrific hillbilly band known
as the Mississippi Mudcats, featuring "Pepper"
Martin on guitar and Dizzy Dean on harmonica.
This harmonica was played by Dean and obtained
directly from the Dean family by famed collector,