Friday, May 08, 2009

Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio?
To the great baseball diamond in the sky of course. And today, younger brother Dom joined him. Dominic DiMaggio died at his Massachusetts home today. He was 92. Dom was a class act and a great American and a great Italian-American displaying positive characteristics of his ethnicity. (There is way too much negative stereo-typing of Italian Americans in our culture).
Born to Sicilian-immigrants, Dom was one of nine children and one of the three DiMaggio Brothers baseball greats. He was a seven time all-star who holds the record for the longest consecutive game hitting streak in Boston Red Sox history. But beyond his baseball greatness was the way he lived his life off the field. A loving husband for 61 years, caring father, World War II vet, and philanthropist, Dom loved his country and his family. Read more about him here in this AP article.

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