Learning from an old Milwaukee Brave

Dittmer 54I shared Jack Dittmer’s great letter back in 2011.

Looking back, I see a pattern:

Born 1928 in Iowa

Died 2014 in Iowa

College sports star in….



Year after year, I hear from collectors and researchers who want to make contact with baseball’s past.

How do they bridge that gap? 

Simple. Pay attention to the player’s roots. I think Dittmer would have replied, no matter what. After all, he was an IOWAN. However, I took no chances. I noted my commonality with him.

Want to get your letter opened and up your chances for a response? Think geographically. 

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