The DiMaggios: Three Brothers, Their Passion for Baseball, Their Pursuit of the American Dream

The DiMaggios: Three Brothers, Their Passion for Baseball, Their Pursuit of the American Dream By Tom Clavin, The DiMaggios Three Brothers Their Passion for Baseball Their Pursuit of the American Dream 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 cons
  • Title: The DiMaggios: Three Brothers, Their Passion for Baseball, Their Pursuit of the American Dream
  • Author: Tom Clavin
  • ISBN: 9780062183774
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The DiMaggios: Three Brothers, Their Passion for Baseball, Their Pursuit of the American Dream By Tom Clavin, 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 andIn 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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    1. Tom Clavin

      Tom Clavin is the author coauthor of eleven books His most recent is That Old Black Magic Louis Prima, Keely Smith, and the Golden Age of Las Vegas.His articles have appeared in Cosmopolitan, Family Circle, Men s Journal, Parade, Reader s Digest, and others.He was a contributing reporter for the New York Times for fifteen years.

    140 thoughts on “The DiMaggios: Three Brothers, Their Passion for Baseball, Their Pursuit of the American Dream”

    1. I liked reading this biography on the three DiMaggio brother who played major league baseball with different levels of success and fame Many of the stories about Joltin Joe I d heard about or read before, but Vince and Dominic were largely unknown to me Ted Williams also gets a fair amount of coverage Joe is the loneliest and most unhappy brother while the youngest Dominic plays the family peacemaker and is the smartest brother I like how we get the personal story for the most part balanced abou [...]


    2. The Dimaggios is a story of baseball royalty, the Dimaggio brothers who were among the best ball players of the golden age of baseball It recounted stories of the brothers humble beginnings in New York, to their incredible careers in the big leagues It also offered insight into their personal lives and touched on than just baseball.


    3. This is one of the best baseball books I have ever read The author covers the details, presents salient facts, and provides insight into the thinking and emotions of baseball players.From their youth in San Francisco to their departure from life, the author plots their career, their lives, and their passion for baseball Their father was against the boys playing baseball, little did he know that these three sons there were others would all three play in the major leagues at the same time, setting [...]


    4. In the Spring, I am suddenly drawn to read the various baseball books I have acquired during the year It is a natural, seasonal occurrence.Vince, Giuseppe and Dominic DiMaggio may have been the three best siblings to ever play the game.Each was an All Star Vince and Dom were probably better defensive players than their famous brother and would have been given much acclaim if their last name had not been DiMaggio.This is not a great biography of Joe DiMaggio for that, turn to Richard Ben Cramer [...]


    5. A good look at the DiMaggio brothers and Ted Williams as a bonus This is especially valuable for its coverage of Vince the forgotten DiMaggio What would have made it better Two things.1 A sabermetric approach towards the brothers careers especially an analysis of the 1947 MVP race I wouldn t expect Tom Clavin to use advance stats His audience is probably the generation that looks upon them skeptically He doesn t need to do that You can write intelligently about baseball stats by putting trad st [...]


    6. A gift on father s day and I just read it while relaxing in South Padre Island, TX I label it a a great book for anyone that grew up with and or just loves baseball The story of an immigrant family and three brothers captured by the American pastime in some of the true glory years A very real story of men and the dreams and fears, successes and failures, character and inner demons that accompany every journey of greatness It was an joy and education in both baseball history and the human experie [...]


    7. A pretty quick, straight to the point and fun read about one of baseball s best families the DiMaggio s Joe, the legendary player for the Yankees who was also a loner off the field, along with Dom, the youngest brother who was a great centerfielder who was often overlooked because of Joe, and Vince, a power hitter and the oldest of the three who had some great years with the Pirates, are all profiled here The book opens with them growing up in the Bay Area, mostly Martinez and the North Beach ne [...]


    8. It was interesting and had a lot of information on the 3 brothers Ted Williams but most of it seemed to be gathered from other books and articles previously written


    9. This book was than just a baseball book Really a story of many different families who came to America and wanted better for there children Then they go off and play a silly game called baseball Everyone knows about Joe D True baseball followers even know about his little brother Dominic, who played for the Red Sox I did not know about an older brother named Vince, who really was the one that paved the way for his to younger brothers to play the sport I don t think Joe D Would have faced his fat [...]


    10. I enjoyed the book very much, especially the parts about the DiMaggios participation in the PCL, of which I had known very little All three played before my time, as I was born in 1952, but having grown up about 20 minutes from Yankee Stadium, Joe s history was well known to me I actually got to see him play in uniform at an old timer s game played at Shea Stadium in the 70 s I hadn t known much about Vince and was surprised to learn about how great an outfielder he was Working in advertising in [...]


    11. Interesting reading Good coverage of the older brother Vince, who paved the way for his youngest brothers by making his presence felt in the upper minor leagues, then an occasional stint in the majors Joe of course, was the most famous of the brothers, but hardly the best liked Playing in his shadow was the beloved Dominic, who had an outstanding career in Boston and has been slighted by not being admitted to the Hall of Fame No time to make the argument here, but from 46 on, he was the best pla [...]


    12. There were three DiMaggio brothers who played major league baseball, and this book gives Vince and Dominic their due, along with their legendary brother Joe It s a great American story, these three sons of Sicilian immigrants making their baseball dreams come true Vince and Dominic didn t achieve the level of success of Joe, but they had memorable careers in baseball, especially Dominic who was an All Star, and a member of strong Red Sox teams that featured the great Ted Williams.The author has [...]


    13. A wonderful book about this remarkable baseball family Vince, who should have been an opera singer Joe, who described himself as the greatest living baseball player in America, a man of great talent and great ego, a man who knew a great deal about baseball but very little about how to live and Dom, a Hall of Fame caliber player in his own right, a man who achieved success on the ball field and in life Very well written with lots of information that was new to me, about Joe and Marilyn, for examp [...]


    14. Interesting book I never knew that Joe s brothers were as good as they were That Dominic was actually a better fielder There was one glaring mistake in the book I actually went and researched their fact and found that it was not Maybe it was overlooked in the pre edit Are there even proofreaders any Anyway, if I found a statistical mistake without looking for it, I can t just accept any of the information in this book But, if you like baseball and the history of baseball, I do think you ll like [...]


    15. This book has been on my list for about a year I finally got an opportunity to read Tom Calvin is an accomplished writer who has written a wonderful narrative about the three DeMaggio baseball players Calvin covers all the bases in telling their story The book is organized around baseball so each chapter covers a new baseball season His coverage of all 3 brothers is balanced I would have liked to learn about Dom and Vince s personal lives I would have liked an appendix with baseball statistics [...]


    16. The story of three brothers Joe was the most famous of the three Dominic comes out of the book looking as the best DiMaggio brother as a person He started his own business and was very successful Great friends with Ted Williams who was not easy to get along with Joe was a loner and his life seemed sad after the death of Marilyn Monroe Vince the third brother always felt he lived under Joes shadow It is sad that some of the greatest ballplayers of all times life was not very happy


    17. Good read for baseball fans I have a lot respect for the other two baseball DiMaggio brothers And it turns out I may have been a neighbor, or even been acquainted with Vince when he was a door to door Fuller Brush salesman in the North Hollywood area Critically, I would have liked the author to delve into an analysis of the mechanics of the DiMaggio brothers hitting and fielding techniques what made them unique.


    18. Greatly enjoyed this quick read about the three Major League DiMaggio brothers, Vince, Joe and Dominic I d only heard of Joe, amazingly, especially considering the numbers Dominic put up I enjoyed learning baseball history and trivia, the Pacific Coast League in particular And who knew the Red Sox didn t have an Afr Am player until 1959 Was first turned on to this book from reading THE SIBLING EFFECT.


    19. This is well written but there is very little new here that can t be found in Halberstam s Summer of 49 or The Teammates, or Kostya Kennedy s 56 , or Leigh Montville s biography of Ted Williams Still I did enjoy the last few chapters It does appear that Dominic DiMaggio should have been an American icon rather than his aloof, self centered, and reclusive older brother Joe Kudos to Dom and Vince for living a loving and caring life.


    20. I really enjoyed this book I ve read a lot about Joe and Dom but really didn t know much about Vince The book is a pretty straight foward account of their lives in and out of baseball It s a fairly quick read and I would recommend it to all baseball fans One thing it has done is peak my interest in the old Pacific Coast League so I ll be looking for books on that league.


    21. Not spectacular, but worth reading Learned quite a bit about Vince, the least known of the brothers Author makes a push, as he does in his biographies of Roger Maris and Gil Hodges, that Dom DiMaggio should be in the Hall of Fame He s not any correct this time, in my opinion I would say that Dom was the best person of the three.


    22. I wondered if this book was necessary, but the material on Vince makes it worthwhile Dom is solid but a bit dull, while Joe has had about everything written about him by now The material is hurt by the fact so many contemporaries are long gone, but the family interviews are great.


    23. I really enjoy a good baseball book Clavin has written a very insightful description of the three brothers Joe, Dom, and Vince Lots of baseball history, and lots of at the ballpark atmosphere.


    24. As the title states, a book about all three DiMaggio brothers, though with a heavier emphasis on Joe, this book satisfied my curiosity about the three brothers Happily I didn t have to read too much about Marilyn Monroe.


    25. a really nice book, not just about baseball, but about family It made me want to learn about the Red Sox What a thought


    26. a good baseball book and a very good book about the dimaggio brothers an interesting book even with the wealth of material written about joe and to a lesser extend dom.



    27. This is a very well written story I assumed it would be all about Joe However, it gave Vince and Dom a lot of limelight I would highly recommend this to any baseball fan.


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