Red Sox pitcher Chris Mazza has family ties with legendary DiMaggio brothers Joe and Dom

Mar 12, 2020 281

BY: Andrew Sodergren

Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Mazza was watching a special 20 years ago on New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio when his older brother let him in on a little secret. “I was 9 years old and we were watching ESPN Classic and they were talking about the 56-game hitting streak and all of the sudden my brother goes, ‘You know that’s our cousin, right?’" Mazza recalled.

“And I was like, ‘What do you mean?’ And he told me he was our grandmother’s cousin and then after that, I started learning more about Dom and Vince (Joe’s brothers, who both were big-league outfielders as well). I mean Dom played (with the Red Sox) for 14 years (1940-42, 1946-53), and I didn’t realize that. He had a really good career as well.”

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