Dom DiMaggio (born February 12, 1917 in San Francisco, California) is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Boston Red Sox (1940-42, 1946-53). His small stature (standing five feet nine inches) and eyeglasses earned him the nickname "The Little Professor". He is the brother of outfielders Joe DiMaggio and Vince DiMaggio.
DiMaggio had a .298 career batting average with 87 home runs and 618 RBI for 11 seasons with the Red Sox. He hit .301 in 1940, his rookie season, becoming part of a .300-hitting outfield with Ted Williams and Doc Cramer. After missing three years while serving in World War II, in 1950 DiMaggio led the American League in triples (11) and stolen bases (15), and in runs in both 1950 (131) and 1951 (113). He scored more than 100 runs seven times and was selected an All-Star 7 times (1941-42, 1946, 1949-52).
DiMaggio was a teammate and close friend of Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, and Johnny Pesky. Their friendship was chronicled in David Halberstam's book The Teammates.
Dom DiMaggio was inducted to the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 1995.
It was once said of the DiMaggio brothers' baseball talents: "Joe is the best hitter, Dom is the best fielder and Vince is the best singer."