Dom Dallessandro

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Nicholas Dominic Dallessandro
(Dim Dom)

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Biographical Information[edit]

Outfielder Dom Dallessandro played eight seasons in the major leagues, mostly with the Chicago Cubs. In his best year, 1944, he hit .304 with a .400 on-base percentage.

He played for the Boston Red Sox in 1937. In 1938 and 1939 he was with the San Diego Padres in the Pacific Coast League, hitting .309 in 1938 and winning the batting title in 1939 with a .368 batting average.

He joined the Chicago Cubs in 1940. He played seven seasons for the Cubs and missed 1945 due to military service during World War II. He entered the Army in March 1945 and was discharged in April 1946. As a result, he missed the Cubs' pennant-winning season and a chance to play in the 1945 World Series.

After his big league career ended, he played in the minors until retiring in 1952. In 1948 and 1949 he played for the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League, hitting .307 in 1948 and .291 in 1949.

Dom was often called "Dim Dom Dallessandro", partly because it rhymed so well, but also because he was diminutive in height compared to most major leaguers. He was not dim-witted. [1]

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