Minor league baseball great Dick Getter dies; married Iolan

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August 30, 2019 - 4:36 PM

Joan and Dick Getter were back in Iola for the 2008 KOM League baseball reunion. Joan is a native Iolan who met Dick when he played for the Iola Indians in 1949. They were married in 1950. Getter died Saturday at the age of 90. Joan survives at their Farmers Branch, Texas home. REGISTER FILE PHOTO

Editor’s note: Joan Haney Getter, sister-in-law to Iola’s Mary Anna Haney, was married to Dick Getter, a professional baseball player, in 1950.

Mary Anna called The Register on Friday to relay the news of Dick’s recent passing. 

Copied below is an Aug. 29 column by Dallas Morning News sports columist Robert Wilsonsky relating Getter’s heyday.

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