Vince DiMaggio Stats

Vince DiMaggio was born on Friday, September 6, 1912, in Martinez, California. DiMaggio was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 19, 1937, with the Boston Bees. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Vince DiMaggio baseball stats page.

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Vince DiMaggio

Vince DiMaggio Autograph on a 1978 Grand Slam (#153)

Vince DiMaggio Autograph on a 1978 Grand Slam (#153)

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Birth Name:
Vincent Paul DiMaggio
Nickname:
Vince
Born On:
09-06-1912  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Martinez, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
10-03-1986 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
North Hollywood, California
Cemetery:
Rose Memorial Park, Fort Bragg, California
High School:
Galileo High School (San Francisco, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
183
First Game:
04-19-1937 (Age 24)
Last Game:
06-06-1946
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Vince DiMaggio Pitching Stats

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Vince DiMaggio Hitting Stats

1937 25 Bees 132 493 56 126 18 4 13 0 69 39 - 111 6 - 1 9 .256 .311 .387
1938 26 Bees 150 540 71 123 28 3 14 0 61 65 - 134 4 - 2 4 .228 .313 .369
1939 27 Reds 8 14 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 - 10 0 - 0 0 .071 .188 .143
1940 28 Reds 2 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 0 0 - 0 1 .250 .400 .250
1940 28 Pirates 110 356 59 103 26 0 19 0 54 37 - 83 2 - 5 7 .289 .364 .522
1941 29 Pirates 151 528 73 141 27 5 21 1 100 68 - 100 6 - 3 9 .267 .354 .456
1942 30 Pirates 143 496 57 118 22 3 15 0 75 52 - 87 11 - 1 13 .238 .311 .385
1943 31 Pirates 157 580 64 144 41 2 15 1 88 70 - 126 1 - 0 8 .248 .329 .403
1944 32 Pirates 109 342 41 82 20 4 9 0 50 33 - 83 4 - 0 6 .240 .307 .401
1945 33 Phillies 127 452 64 116 25 3 19 4 84 43 - 91 2 - 0 6 .257 .321 .451
1946 34 Phillies 6 19 1 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 - 7 0 - 0 1 .211 .211 .263
1946 34 Giants 15 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 - 5 1 - 0 2 .000 .074 .000
10 Years 1,110 3,849 491 959 209 24 125 6 584 412 - 837 37 - 12 66 .249 .324 .413

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Vince DiMaggio Fielding Stats

1937 Bees CF 129 126 3,339 1,372 10.6 1,351 1,351 - 21 7 n/a n/a n/a - -
1937 Bees RF 1 0 - 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1938 Bees 2B 1 0 - 4 4.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1938 Bees CF 149 143 3,726 446 3.0 434 415 19 12 10 n/a n/a n/a .973 3.14
1939 Reds CF 3 2 51 10 3.3 10 9 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.29
1939 Reds LF 3 0 - 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1939 Reds RF 1 1 27 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1940 Pirates CF 103 93 2,334 1,221 11.9 1,221 1,210 11 - 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 14.12
1940 Pirates LF 1 0 - 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1940 Pirates RF 4 3 75 11 2.8 11 9 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.96
1940 Reds RF 1 1 27 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1941 Pirates CF 151 150 444 412 2.7 402 391 11 10 3 n/a n/a n/a .976 24.45
1942 Pirates CF 138 136 3,783 412 3.0 403 383 20 9 5 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.88
1943 Pirates CF 156 156 4,413 480 3.1 473 457 16 7 3 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.89
1943 Pirates SS 1 1 24 6 6.0 5 1 4 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 5.63
1944 Pirates 3B 1 1 24 3 3.0 3 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.38
1944 Pirates CF 101 88 2,166 246 2.4 242 234 8 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .984 3.02
1945 Phillies CF 121 120 3,036 2,355 19.5 2,353 2,337 16 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .999 20.93
1946 Phillies CF 6 4 108 10 1.7 10 10 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.50
1946 Giants CF 13 6 147 30 2.3 29 29 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .967 5.33
CF Totals 1,070 1,024 23,547 6,994 6.5 6,928 6,826 102 66 42 n/a n/a n/a .991 7.94
RF Totals 7 5 129 15 2.1 15 13 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.14
LF Totals 4 0 0 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
3B Totals 1 1 24 3 3.0 3 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.38
2B Totals 1 0 0 4 4.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
SS Totals 1 1 24 6 6.0 5 1 4 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 5.63
10 Years 1,084 1,031 23,724 7,023 6.5 6,956 6,846 110 67 42 n/a n/a n/a .990 7.92

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Vince DiMaggio Miscellaneous Stats

1937 Bees 8 - - 2 0 n/a 37.9 4.4 7.1 - - -
1938 Bees 11 - - 0 0 n/a 38.6 4.0 8.9 - - -
1939 Reds 0 - - 1 0 n/a 0.0 1.4 7.0 - - -
1940 Reds 0 - - 0 1 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1940 Pirates 11 - - 0 2 n/a 18.7 4.3 6.6 - - -
1941 Pirates 10 - - 0 0 n/a 25.1 5.3 5.3 - - -
1942 Pirates 10 - - 5 0 n/a 33.1 5.7 6.6 - - -
1943 Pirates 11 - - 0 0 n/a 38.7 4.6 6.6 - - -
1944 Pirates 6 - - 9 1 n/a 38.0 4.1 6.8 - - -
1945 Phillies 12 - - 7 0 n/a 23.8 5.0 5.4 - - -
1946 Phillies 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.7 19.0 - - -
1946 Giants 0 - - 1 1 n/a 0.0 5.0 0.0 - - -
10 Years 79 - - 25 5 n/a 30.8 4.6 6.6 - - -

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Vince DiMaggio Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1937 Boston Bees 6 Undetermined - -
1938 Boston Bees 6 Undetermined - -
1939 Cincinnati Reds 28 Undetermined - -
1940 Cincinnati Reds 21 Undetermined - -
1940 Pittsburgh Pirates 8 , 37 Undetermined - -
1941 Pittsburgh Pirates 9 Undetermined - -
1942 Pittsburgh Pirates 9 Undetermined - -
1943 Pittsburgh Pirates 9 Undetermined Stats -
1944 Pittsburgh Pirates 9 Undetermined Stats -
1945 Philadelphia Phillies 7 Undetermined n/a -
1946 Philadelphia Phillies 34 Undetermined - -
1946 New York Giants 9 Undetermined - -
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Did you know that during the 1944 All-Star Game , Vince DiMaggio went three-for-four and was a double shy of the cycle (which would have been the first and only in Midsummer Classic history)? Baseball Almanac likes to take a look "beyond the stats" and we hope you enjoy the following historical baseball article about Vince DiMaggio:

THE FORGOTTEN DIMAGGIO

"Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio ?
A nation turns its lonely eyes to you.
What's that you say, Mrs. Robinson?
Joltin' Joe

Lyrics by Paul Simon

The great Yankee outfielder had long been enshrined in the pantheon of American icons by the time Simon and Garfunkle hit the charts with the song, "Mrs. Robinson" in the late 1960s. His career was the stuff of legends. It overshadowed the legacy of brother Dom , who starred for the Boston Red Sox for eleven seasons and almost completely obscured any memories of another brother who played in the major leagues.

Vincent Paul DiMaggio was actually discovered by scouts before Joe and Dom . After logging five years in the minors, where he hit well over .300 and slugged a few homeruns, Vince was traded before the 1937 season to the Boston Bees.

The forgotten-DiMaggio made his major league debut in April 1937. For the next two seasons, he averaged 141 games in the outfield and stroked 27 homeruns playing half-the-time in spacious Braves Field. He also struck out 245 times but sparkled in the field, finishing second in the National League in putouts both years. Possessor of a rifle arm, he topped the league with 21 assists in '37 and again in '38 with 19.

The Bees traded DiMaggio to the Yankees (!) after the 1938 campaign. For a few months, he and Joe were members of the Yankee family but Vince was assigned to the club's Kansas City Farm team where he played for most of the 1939 season.

The Bombers were loaded with talent, so despite Vince's potential, they dealt him to the Reds in August of '39. Cincy used DiMaggio sparingly and turned-around and traded the outfielder to the Pirates in May 1940 for Johnny Rizzo .

In Pittsburgh, Vince DiMaggio blossomed. Over the last five months of the '40 season, DiMaggio hit .289 and belted 19 home runs, playing home games in another spacious park, Forbes Field.

In 1941, Vince hammered 21 homeruns and plated 100. No one was paying a lot of attention because that was the year that brother Joe captured the nation's attention with his 56 game hitting streak.

By 1942, many front-line major leaguers were in the armed forces as World War II raged. DiMaggio continued to play but served the war effort by working in the off-season at the California Ship Building Corporation. During the war, to conserve badly-needed cork and rubber, baseball switched to Balata-cored balls. The centers made of the milky juices of tropical trees weren't nearly as lively and home run totals plummeted.

In both 1942 and ‘43, Vince DiMaggio managed to drill 15 home runs, not bad numbers for this mini "dead-ball" era. As a National League All-Star in '43, the oldest DiMaggio stroked three hits, including a 9th inning home run.

Nagging injuries limited DiMaggio's playing time in 1944 although he was selected to the All-Star team again.

Vince trained with the Pirates in the spring of 1945 but just before opening day, the Bucs dealt the aging outfielder to the Phillies for pitcher Al Gerheauser . The 33-year-old DiMaggio wasn't thrilled about being traded to one of the worst franchises in baseball but used it as an opportunity to prove he still had a little bit of gas in his tank.

In 127 games for Philly, Vince knocked-in 84 runs on 19 home runs. He continued to play well in the field, making just two errors and compiling 16 assists.

It would be the "last-hurrah" in the majors for the least-known DiMaggio. He wrapped-up his big league playing days in 1946, playing a total of 21 games for the Phillies and the Giants. Many of the front-line players were back from the war, most of them younger and a bit faster, and DiMaggio's services were no longer needed.

Vince wasn't through with baseball, however. Back during a time when minor league teams weren't merely branch offices for big league teams, DiMaggio played in the Far West League from 1948-50. His stroke was gone (.230 over three seasons) but remarkably enough, he pitched in 45 games for Class D Eugene in 1950, winning 14. He must have received a lot of offensive help from his fellow Larks, as DiMaggio's earned-run-average was quite high (5.81), allowing 245 hits in 209 innings.

DiMaggio hung-up the spikes after the 1950 season. His famous brother Joe called it a career in 1951 after hitting just .263 in an injury-plagued season. The youngest DiMaggio, Dom , patrolled the Red Sox outfield until 1953.

After his retirement, Joe stayed in the spotlight over the next couple of decades. A genuine celebrity, his life was followed closely by the media. Several books and countless articles were written about the man whom many believe was the greatest baseball player of all-time.

After his retirement, Vince disappeared from the scene. A quiet and religious man, the forgotten DiMaggio preferred his obscurity and never resented the accolades bestowed upon Joe (and to a lesser extent, Dom ). He knew his brothers were better baseball players and was proud of their accomplishments.

But he had a lot to be proud of, too.

He was a fine baseball player and from all accounts, a good and decent man.

A Baseball Almanac exclusive written by baseball historian Chris Williams . Author. Writer. Researcher.

There have been over 350 sets of brothers who have played Major League Baseball, but only six tandems in which each brother hit at least 100 home runs:

Brothers With 100+ Career Home Runs Each

Rank Quantity Brother Duo
#1 486 Joe DiMaggio (361 HRs) & Vince DiMaggio (125 HRs)
#2 462 Justin Upton (298 HRs) & B.J. Upton (164 HRs)
#3 444 Ken Boyer (282 HRs) & Clete Boyer (162 HRs)
#4 378 Bret Boone (252 HRs) & Aaron Boone (126 HRs)
#5 322 Roberto Alomar (210 HRs) & Sandy Alomar, Jr. (112 HRs)
#6 262 Bob Meusel (156 HRs) & Irish Meusel (106 HRs)

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