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.
By Dean Hanley
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