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The Little Professor, Dom DiMaggio dead

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, May 8, 2009.

  1. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Bad week to be a Dom.
     
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    The Teammates

    http://www.amazon.com/Teammates-Portrait-Friendship-David-Halberstam/dp/0786888679/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241788269&sr=8-1

    RIP
     
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Hasek just chugged a Pilsner Urquell and doesn't know why.
     
  4. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    Who can run and hit and throw. He's better than his brother Joe? It's Dominic Dimaggio.
     
  5. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    beat me to it.
     
  6. Ashy Larry

    Ashy Larry Active Member

    I spent an hour or so with Dom DiMaggio, Pesky and Doerr a few years back......3 of the nicest people I've ever met.
     
  7. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Such a pisser that none of those Sox teams won a Series.
     
  8. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Damn. That sucks.

    Dom still holds the Red Sox franchise record with a 34-game hitting streak. Seven-time All-Star. Great player.
     
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Nice obit in the Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/09/sports/baseball/09dimaggio.html?hpw
     
  10. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Yes, it was. I remember reading "Summer of '49" when it first came out and wanting to re-read the ending -- only having the Red Sox hold on and win this time.

    I've always been a big Bobby Doerr fan. After reading "Summer of '49" in college, I wrote him a letter. Like now, he was living in Oregon at the time. I got home one day and the flakier of my two roommates said "some old man named Bobby Doerr called for you."

    Couldn't believe it and I knew he wasn't yanking my chain because I didn't tell anyone about the letter. He didn't leave a number and I never heard from him again, but that always stuck with me.

    RIP to one of the most underrated players of any age, not to mention a damn good businessman who was undoubtedly the most intelligent DiMaggio of the lot.
     
  11. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    Maybe a Pats fan on here can confirm, but was Dimaggio on of the early investors in them? It wasn't in the obit.
     
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