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The DiMaggios

Three Brothers, Their Passion For Baseball, Their Pursuit Of The American Dream

By Thomas author. Clavin

In The DiMaggios, acclaimed sportswriter Tom Clavin reveals the untold Great American Story of three brothers, Joltin’ Joe, Dom, and Vince DiMaggio, and the Great American Game—baseball—that would consume their lives.

A vivid portrait of a family and the ways in which their shifting fortunes and status shaped their relationships, The DiMaggios is a exploration of an era and a culture.

This comprehensive biography that recalls the work of Jane Leavy offers a trove of insight into one of the game’s greatest players and his family, sure to be treasured by Yankees fans, Red Sox Fans, and baseball aficionados around the world.


Format: Book
Author: Clavin, Thomas author.
Summary: More than 350 sets of brothers have played in the major leagues since the 1870s, but few have had the skill, the charisma, or the success of the DiMaggio brothers. Joe, "The Yankee Clipper," is an American icon, but two of his brothers were dynamic players in their own right. Dominic, known as "The Little Professor," was a seven-time All-Star with the Boston Red Sox 1940-1953. He hit better than .300 five times in his career, and like his big brother, rarely struck out. Vince DiMaggio, the eldest, made two All-Star teams and in 1941 smacked 21 homers and drove in 200 RBIs for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Journalist Tom Clavin draws on a wealth of source materials, interviews with family members and teammates, and in-depth reporting to reveal how three kids from an immigrant family found their way to the upper echelons of American sports and popular culture. This vivid portrait of a family is also an exploration of an era and a culture.--From publisher description.
Title: The DiMaggios : three brothers, their passion for baseball, their pursuit of the American dream / Tom Clavin.
Publisher Date: ©2013.
Subject: DiMaggio, Joe, 1914-1999 DiMaggio, Dom DiMaggio, Vince, 1912-1986. Baseball players -- United States -- Biography
Isbn: 9780062183774 006218377X
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System Items Available: 1
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Call Number: 796.35709 Cla
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Bib Id: 437635

Format: Book
Author: Clavin, Thomas author.
Summary: More than 350 sets of brothers have played in the major leagues since the 1870s, but few have had the skill, the charisma, or the success of the DiMaggio brothers. Joe, "The Yankee Clipper," is an American icon, but two of his brothers were dynamic players in their own right. Dominic, known as "The Little Professor," was a seven-time All-Star with the Boston Red Sox 1940-1953. He hit better than .300 five times in his career, and like his big brother, rarely struck out. Vince DiMaggio, the eldest, made two All-Star teams and in 1941 smacked 21 homers and drove in 200 RBIs for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Journalist Tom Clavin draws on a wealth of source materials, interviews with family members and teammates, and in-depth reporting to reveal how three kids from an immigrant family found their way to the upper echelons of American sports and popular culture. This vivid portrait of a family is also an exploration of an era and a culture.--From publisher description.
Title: The DiMaggios : three brothers, their passion for baseball, their pursuit of the American dream / Tom Clavin.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY :: Ecco, [2013].
Publisher, Date: ©2013.
Description: xi, 320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects: DiMaggio, Joe, 1914-1999
Subjects: DiMaggio, Dom
Subjects: DiMaggio, Vince, 1912-1986.
Subjects: Baseball players -- United States -- Biography
Notes: Includes index.
ISBN: 9780062183774
ISBN: 006218377X
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: 796.35709 Cla