Synopses & Reviews
More than 350 sets of brothers have played in the Major Leagues, but few have had the skill, the charisma, or the success of the DiMaggio brothers. Joe DiMaggio is an American icon and one of the greatest athletes of the twentieth century. But two of his brothers were dynamic players in their own right. Dominic, affectionately known as "The Little Professor," was a seven-time All-Star who played for the Boston Red Sox. And Vince DiMaggio, the eldest, made two All-Star teams while playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The DiMaggios reveals how three kids from an immigrant family found their way to the upper echelons of American sports and popular culture. A vivid portrait of a family and the ways in which their shifting fortunes and status shaped their relationships, it is also a transporting exploration of an era and a culture, using baseball as a lens to view and understand American society in the twentieth century.
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 games greatest players and his family, sure to be treasured by Yankees fans, Red Sox Fans, and baseball aficionados around the world.
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.