Dominic Paul DiMaggio (February 12, 1917 - May 8, 2009) followed in his brothers’ footsteps playing for his hometown San Francisco Seals before becoming a full-time member of Major League Baseball with the Boston Red Sox in 1940. Dom made an immediate impact on the Red Sox lineup as he hit .301 in his rookie campaign and joined Ted Williams (.344) and Doc Cramer (.303) to become a .300 hitting outfield, for the first of two times in his career. DiMaggio, who played his entire career in Beantown (1940-1942, 1946-1953), would hit .300 in four of his ten full season in the bigs, led the American League in plate appearances three times, twice in at-bats and once in games, triple and stolen bases. He was said to have such speed that he could cover his centerfield position and aptly cover the slow-footed Ted Williams left field position. Dom had 125 hit or more in each of his ten full seasons and topped the 30-RBI in each of those same years. He was voted to seven MLB All-Star Games and played alongside his Hall of Fame brother Joe three times. The Little Professor played for the 1946 Red Sox who fell to the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games. Dom DiMaggio finished his career in 1953 after posting a .298 career batting average, with 1,680 hits including 308 doubles and 87 home runs, scored 1,046 runs, stole 100 bases and drove in 618 RBI. He also retried with a .978 fielding percentage with 3,859 putouts in 4,095 chances.


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