Dom Dimaggio Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles
Died: May 8, 2009 in Marion, Massachusetts
First Game: April 16, 1940 ; Final Game: May 9, 1953
This article was written by John Contois and is presented in part, courtesy of the Society for American Baseball Research
It is easy to overlook the remarkable career of Dominic DiMaggio. After all, he lived in the shadow of two famous ballplayers: his brother Joe, arguably the greatest all-around ballplayer of his era, and good friend and teammate Ted Williams, a Red Sox legend. Yet Dom was as solid a major-leaguer as there was in any era, and he was beloved by Red Sox fans. He was a career .298 hitter who played in seven All-Star games. He had a 34-game hitting streak in 1949, still a Red Sox record, and is one of only three players to average more than 100 runs per season throughout his career. For the years he played, he led the major leagues in hits, was second in runs and third in doubles. On the Red Sox all-time list, Dom is seventh in runs scored (1,046), doubles (308), walks, and total bases; eighth in hits (1,680), and 10th in extra-base hits. Many baseball fans will agree with David Halberstam, who in The Summer of '49 refers to Dom as the most underrated player of his day.
Dominic Paul DiMaggio, the youngest of nine children, was born on February 12, 1917, and grew up in a typical working-class home at 2047 Taylor Street in the North Beach-Telegraph Hill section of San Francisco. Dom and brother Joe used to sell newspapers in downtown San Francisco on the corners of Sauter and Sansone Streets. The patriarch of the clan, Giuseppe DiMaggio, was a hardworking fisherman from Sicily who spoke little English. Their mother, Rosalee, a former schoolteacher, covered for the boys so that they could play baseball, which their father found frivolous and which violated Giuseppe's code of a strong work ethic. Three of the DiMaggio brothers, Joe, Vince, and Dom, went on to play center field in the major leagues, and it was said of the brothers that Joe was the best hitter, Dom had the best arm, and Vince, who had aspirations to become an opera singer, had the best voice.
In his youth Dom thought of becoming a chemical engineer; he was offered an academic and baseball scholarship to Santa Clara College, but chose instead to follow the path of his older brothers. Vince had set the stage by winning a roster spot on the minor-league San Francisco Seals in the Pacific Coast League at the start of the 1932 season. Vince paved the way for his brother Joe to join the team when a shortstop position later became available.
DOM DIMAGGIO Signature of the Red Sox answer to his Yankee brother, "Joltin' Joe" Signature: "Dom Dimaggio", 5x2¾. Outfielder Dominic "Dom" DiMaggio (1917-2009) played for the Boston Red Sox from 1940 to 1942 and 1946 to 1953. read more...
Sale Price $63.00
DOM DiMAGGIO ALS on the lower portion of a typed autograph request, asking for a donation for the benefit of old-time ballplayers Autograph Letter signed: "D. P. DiMaggio", 1page, 8½x11. No place, no date. To "Dear Eileen Marie", written at the bottom of her typed letter requesting autographs. read more...
Sale Price $396.00
DOM DIMAGGIO Baseball signed in blue ink in the sweet spot, sealed in PSA/DNA cube with authentication label and an overall grade of 10. Baseball signed: "Dom Dimaggio". Baseball signed in blue ink in the sweet spot. read more...
Sale Price $722.50
DOM DIMAGGIO Rawlings Official Major League baseball signed by the Hall of Famer, encased in PSA/DNA cube with authentication label and an overall grade of 9. Baseball signed "Dom DiMaggio" in blue ink. 2½-inch diameter baseball. Rawlings Official Major League baseball, Allan H. Selig, Commissioner. read more...
Sale Price $432.00
DOM DIMAGGIO Rawlings Big Stick baseball bat, signed by All Star Dom DiMaggio Baseball Bat signed: "Dom Dimaggio". Imprinted "Rawlings - Adirondack/Big Stick/Professional Model." Outfielder DOM DiMAGGIO (1917-2009) played for the Boston Red Sox from 1940 to 1942 and 1946 to 1953. read more...
Sale Price $414.00
DOM DiMAGGIO Airmail envelope with red, white and blue border, signed in blue ink by the youngest of the DiMaggio brothers Envelope signed "Dom DiMaggio" in blue ink. 6½x3¾. Airmail envelope with red, white and blue border, postmarked San Francisco, July 6, year illegible. read more...
Sale Price $90.00
DOM DiMAGGIO Rawlings baseball signed by All Star Dom DiMaggio with his "Best Wishes" in blue ink on the sweet spot Inscribed baseball signed: "To Ronald Tisch/Best Wishes/Dom DiMaggio". Official Rawlings American League baseball, Bobby Brown, President. read more...
Sale Price $324.00
DOM DiMAGGIO Color reprint of 1950 Bowman Gum card No. 3 signed by Hall of Famer Dom DiMaggio Sports Card signed: "Dom DiMaggio" in blue ink. C. 3½x4¼ reprint of 1950 Bowman Gum, Inc. Baseball card No. 3. read more...
Sale Price $198.00
BOSTON RED SOX - COLLECTION CIRCA 1942 WITH ANGIE ADAMS, SKEETER (LAMAR ASHBY) NEWSOME, JOE "BURRHEAD" DOBSON, DOM DIMAGGIO, PETE "ERVIN" FOX, MACE STANLEY BROWN, JOHNNY PESKY AND OTHERS - HFSID 268585BOSTON RED SOX: 1942 Two pages signed by fourteen players of the 1942 Boston Red Sox Comprises two 4¼x5¼ autograph album pages: (1) "Mace Brown", "Dick Newsome", "Joe read more...
Sale Price $252.00
JOE DiMAGGIO and DOM DiMAGGIO Color publicity photograph of Joe DiMaggio and Dom DiMaggio with bats on their shoulders. Photograph signed: "Joe DiMaggio" and "Dom DiMaggio". Color, 7x9. read more...
Sale Price $510.00
TED WILLIAMS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: DOM DIMAGGIO, JOE DIMAGGIO - HFSID 268355DOM DiMAGGIO, TED WILLIAMS and JOE DiMAGGIO Black and white 13x10½ black and white publicity photograph of Dom DiMaggio, Ted Williams, and Joe DiMaggio. Photograph signed: "Joe DiMaggio", "Ted Williams" and "Dom DiMaggio". B/w, 13x10½. Matted to 17x14½. read more...
Sale Price $637.50
TED WILLIAMS - ILLUSTRATION SIGNED CIRCA 1990 CO-SIGNED BY: DOM DIMAGGIO, JOHNNY PESKY, EDDIE PELLAGRINI, BOBBY DOERR - HFSID 259221BOSTON RED SOX Ted Williams and Friends. Printed Image signed: "Ted Williams", "Dom DiMaggio", "Bob Doerr", "Johnny Pesky" and "Eddie Pellagrini". B/w, 11x14. read more...
Sale Price $2,188.75
TED WILLIAMS - PRINTED ART SIGNED IN INK CIRCA 1990 CO-SIGNED BY: DOM DIMAGGIO, JOHNNY PESKY, EDDIE PELLAGRINI, BOBBY DOERR, JAMES M. AMORE - HFSID 218237Big 16x19 b/w print of Doerr, DiMaggio, Pellagrini, Pesky and the Splendid Splinter in 20x24 red-and-blue matte and silver frame, signed and numbered "363/521" by artist Amore. All five players were on the Bosox in 1946, the team's last World Series appearance for 21 years. read more...
Sale Price $2,635.00