January 10, 1928|
|Died: May 31, 2014
Strawberry Point, Iowa
|June 17, 1952 for the Boston Braves|
Last MLB appearance
|June 23, 1957 for the Detroit Tigers|
|Runs batted in||136|
Career highlights and awards
John Douglas "Jack" Dittmer (January 10, 1928 – May 31, 2014) was a Major League Baseball second baseman. He played six seasons in the majors, from 1952 until 1957, for the Boston and Milwaukee Braves and Detroit Tigers.
As an amateur, Dittmer was a 3 sport star at Elkader High School, where he played basketball, baseball, and football. In his senior year of high school, he was selected the best high-school baseball player in the state of Iowa, and he went on to play in a National All-star Game. He continued to play all three sports at the University of Iowa, where he was mainly known as a wide receiver. He was inducted into the University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame in 1993.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- 9-Time Letterwinner Jack Dittmer Passes Away
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