Wednesday, December 5, 2012

1951 Topps Red Back #20 - Dom DiMaggio

Dom DiMaggio (b. 1917 - d. 2009) played in the majors from 1940 to 1942 and 1946 to 1953 for the Red Sox.  He had 1,680 hits, 87 home runs and was a .298 career hitter.  The brother of Vince and Joe DiMaggio, Dom was known in his day as an excellent fielding center fielder.  He was a 7-time All Star and finished as high as 9th in the AL MVP voting.  He was on 9 Hall of Fame ballots, gaining as much as 11.3% of the vote with 75% needed to gain election.

Deceased: 15

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