Sunday: 9am, 10:25am, 1pm
That’s a license plate I see every day in my downtown Des Moines parking ramp.
And naturally I think of Frank Dardis every time I see that plate. Frank was a crafty left-handed pitcher for the Peosta Cubs when I was a kid. He wore No. 38.
Frank’s a wonderful guy in addition to being a great baseball man. He’s a member of the Dubuque County Baseball Hall of Fame and was always very friendly to me.
Frank had the best pickoff move to first base. And he really knew how to get batters out.
He was also one of the Ghosts in “Field of Dreams.” He’s the guy who angrily chases Timothy Busfield after Busfield disrupted the game by walking across the field.
One Jack writes to another Jack …