Dominic DiMaggio, ‘The Little Professor,’ Dies
Dominic DiMaggio, the youngest DiMaggio baseball-playing brother, has died. DiMaggio — known as Dom DiMaggio or sometimes the “Little Professor” — was 92 years old.
Dominic DiMaggio: 1917 – 2009
Dominic DiMaggio played 11 seasons with the Red Sox between 1940 and 1953. Like his brothers Joe DiMaggio and Vince DiMaggio, he played center field. Dom DiMaggio was a seven-time All-Star and secured a still-standing Boston club record with hits in 34 consecutive games.
DiMaggio came close to a Most Valuable Player title, too, finishing ninth in the MVP race in 1946. Following his baseball career, Dominic DiMaggio operated a car carpeting company. He ran that until 1983, when he formally retired.
Dominic DiMaggio died at his home in Marion, Massachusetts, according to the official Major League baseball site. His wife did not tell MLB.com a specific cause of death but did indicate he had been sick. She described him as the “most wonderful, warm, loving man.” The two had been married for 61 years.
Joe DiMaggio died in 1999, while Vince passed away in ’86.