World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Dom Dallessandro

Article Id: WHEBN0012580680
Reproduction Date:

Title: Dom Dallessandro  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Mike Royko, Syracuse Chiefs, 1988 in baseball, Boston Red Sox all-time roster, 1913 in baseball, Dick Gernert, Chicago Cubs all-time roster, List of Major League Baseball players (D)
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Dom Dallessandro

Dom Dallessandro
Los Angeles Angels
Left fielder
Born: (1913-10-03)October 3, 1913
Reading, Pennsylvania
Died: April 29, 1988(1988-04-29) (aged 74)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 24, 1937 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 24, 1947 for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
Batting average .267
Home runs 22
Runs batted in 303
Teams

Nicholas Dominic Dallessandro (October 3, 1913 – April 29, 1988) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for two teams between 1937 and 1947. Listed at 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m), 168 lb., Dallessandro batted and threw left-handed. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Dallessandro entered the majors in 1937 with the Boston Red Sox, playing for them one year before joining the Chicago Cubs in 1940. His most productive season came in 1941 with Chicago, when he hit .272 with six home runs and posted career-highs in games (140), hits (132), runs (73) and RBI (85), while his 36 doubles ranked him 4th in the National League. He enjoyed another solid season in 1944, hitting a career-high .304 with eight home runs and 74 RBI in 117 games. He missed 1945 due to military service during World War II and rejoined the Cubs in 1946, playing for them in part of the next two seasons. After his big league career ended, he saw action in the minor leagues until retiring in 1952.

In an eight-season career, Dallessandro was a .267 hitter (520-for-1945) with 22 home runs and 303 RBI in 746 games, including 242 runs, 11 doubles, 23 triples, 16 stolen bases, and a .369 on-base percentage. A disciplined hitter, he compiled a 2.07 walk-to-strikeout ratio (310-to-150).

Known by the alliterative but uncomplimentary nickname "Dim Dom", and short of stature, he was referenced in Chicago columnist Mike Royko's annual Cubs quiz on April 18, 1968:

Q: Which of these two players always had sore feet? Heinz Becker or the immortal Dominic Dallessandro?
A: Becker had sore feet. Dallessandro had tiny feet. It used to take him twenty jumps to get out of the dugout.[1]

Dallessandro's nephew Dick Gernert also played in the major leagues.

Dallessandro died in Indianapolis, Indiana at the age of 74.

Notes

References

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
  • Retrosheet
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.