Presented by the Laurens County Historical Society, Dublin, Georgia. For questions and information, please contact Scott B. Thompson, Sr. at dublinhistory@yahoo.com.

Monday, August 22, 2016

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


Frank's Place was located on the present site of the Oaks 
Shopping Center in Dublin during the 1930s and 1940s.
It was here in the spring of 1935, when baseball great
Dizzy Dean skipped the team party after a game against
the University of Georgia at the Fairgrounds.  Dean had too
much to drink and found himself at the train depot, long after
his team, the St. Louis Cardinals left on a west bound train.
Cardinal manager Frisch fined Dean, who was the reigning 
National League MVP, a definite winner of the Cy Young Award
had it been given out in those days, and the leader of the
reigning world champs, fired back and said, "Ok, I'll just quit."

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