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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.
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About the Author
Tom Clavin is the author of fifteen books, including biographies of Roger Maris and Gil Hodges. He was a contributor to the New York Times for fifteen years, and the publications for which he has written include Golf Magazine, Manhattan, Men's Journal, Parade, and Smithsonian. He lives in Sag Harbor, New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A good read for all baseball fans. Also a great story of immigrant children that lived the American dream. Of course Joe is the most famous of the three. But as a Red Sox fan I had known of Dom - but had never studied his career more than the stories from my father who had been a Dom fan. The other brother, Vince, helped to make Joe a Hall of Famer but is little known today himself - but he was a good hitter but struck out to much. He should have worn glasses as did Dom - who did not have power but hit for average, in the clutch as well as had a cannon of an arm in centerfield. I had known that the Red Sox lost the 1946 WS by a run in the late innings - I had not known that the SL Cardinal who scored from first later said he would not have attempted it had Dom not been pulled from the game due to a twisted ankle. A lot more to learn as well when you read the book - and not all happy facts. But a story all Americans should know.
a great bio and a must read for all yankee and red sox fans
I knew about both Joe and Dominic DiMaggio's baseball careers, but discovered that brother Vince was the first to play professionally. It's a wonderful, historical account of the DiMaggio family's arrival to the USA, and all the trials and tribulations they endured. I learned of each brother's personality and baseball abilities. A true American story that's both happy and sad. A great insight to the three brothers' baseball lives, an excellent read for any baseball fan.