The legendary Red Sox player, Dom DiMaggio dies

May 9th, 2009 - 8:14 pm ICT by GD  

The former Red Sox player, Dom DiMaggio dies at the age of 92. DiMaggio died at his home in Marion, Massachusetts at around 1 a.m. on Friday, 8th May, 2009. He was suffering from pneumonia. Dom DiMaggio is most remembered for his record performance for the longest consecutive game hitting streak for his team. Inspite of being overshadowed by the over-bearing presence of his brother Joe and his other team mate, Ted Williams, Dom DiMaggio made his presence felt.

In his sporting career with Red Sox DiMaggio was a seven-time All Star player. His fans will always remember him as the bespectacled center fielder for Boston Red Sox. DiMaggio love for his team can be understood with the fact that he devoted his entire career for the Red Sox team. In fact, he completed 100 full seasons and three games in 1953. His friendship with the other superstars of the game like Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky and Bobby Doerr is legendary. While Doerr referred to DiMaggio as a “class guy and a great teammate,” Pesky told the media that DiMaggio “was a great player, and most of all, a great friend.”

Another aspect about Dom DiMaggio that was truly commendable was his genuine concern for his fellow player. He displayed his deep concern when the players of his era were not receiving adequate pension. In fact, he went on to the extent of donating all the money he had made from giving autographs to the American Professional Baseball Players Association.

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