IMAGES OF OUR PAST - FRANK'S PLACE - CA. 1940, VETERAN'S BLVD. U.S. HIGHWAY 80 WEST, DUBLIN, GEORGIA


This establishment was operated by Frank Hodges in the 1930s and 1940s. It was located on
the site of the Oaks Shoppping Center, near the current Williamson's Bakery.  It was here in April
1935, following an exhibition game against the St. Louis Cardinals, where St. Louis Cardinals legendary piticher Dizzy Dean had too much to drink after he skipped the team party at the Dublin Country Club.  When Dean, the winner of 31 games during the prior season and was the best pitcher in baseball, was fined by his manager, he told his manager that he would just quit.  Dean managed to catch up with the team later the next evening as they made their way back to St. Louis for the opening game of the season. 

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