A hot lefthanded-hitting minor leaguer, Dittmer reached his ML peak batting .266
as the 1953 Braves' regular second baseman, but was a part-timer thereafter.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 26, 1956: Three Redlegs pitchers -- Johnny Klippstein, Hersh Freeman and Joe Black -- combine to no-hit the Braves for nine 2/3 innings. Klippstein walks eight in seven hitless innings before giving way to Freeman for one inning. Black walks two in his stint and finally gives up a 2-out double to Jack Dittmer in the 10th and two more hits in the 11th to lose, 2–1. Hank Aaron's triple and two intentional walks sets up a Frank Torre single. This is the 8th no-hitter to be lost in extra innings, and the only combined-effort one. Starter Ray Crone doesn't give up a run until two out in the 9th when Wally Post's RBI double in the 9th provides the Reds with their only run. Torre has two RBIs, including the winner.