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Dominic Paul "Dom" DiMaggio (born February 12, 1917 in San Francisco, California) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played his entire career for the Boston Red Sox (1940-42, 1946-53). His small stature (standing five feet nine inches) and glasses earned him the nickname "The Little Professor". Dominic is the brother of outfielders Joe DiMaggio and Vince DiMaggio.
DiMaggio had a .298 career batting average with 87 home runs and 618 RBI for 11 seasons with the Red Sox. He hit .301 in 1940, his rookie season, becoming part of a .300 hitting outfield with Ted Williams and Doc Cramer. Despite he missed three years while serving in World War II, in 1950 DiMaggio led the American League in triples (11) and stolen bases (15), and in runs (131) in 1950 and (113) 1951. He scored more than runs seven times and he was selected a 7-time All-Star (1941-42, 1946, 1949-52).
Dom DiMaggio was inducted to the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 1995.
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