Before the 1934 World Series, Dizzy Dean approached sportswriter Grantland Rice. The Cardinals ace wanted Rice to help him persuade manager Frankie Frisch to let him pitch every game of the upcoming Series against the Detroit Tigers.
"Be serious, Dizzy," Rice said. "You can't expect to win four straight games."
"I know I can't," Dean said. "But I can win four out of five."