Dom DiMaggio Dies At 92
Dom DiMaggio died this morning with his family surrounding him in Massachusetts. His full name was Dominic Paul DiMaggio and was nicknamed the “Little Professor”. He was overshadowed by his more famous brother Joe but still was a good player himself. He led the American League in stolen bases in 1950 with 15 stolen bases.
He had a .298 lifetime average and his brother Joe called him the best defensive outfielder he had ever seen. He had consecutive game hitting streaks of 27 and 34.
A third DiMaggio brother Vince played in the National League for ten seasons.
Dom was part owner of the Boston Patriots at one time and his ten percent investment of $25,000 in 1960 turned into $300,000 six years later when he sold his stake in the team.
Dom was born in San Francisco on February 12, 1917.