Monday, February 10, 2014
On this date in 2008, Dario Lodigiani passed away at age 93.
"He (Joe DiMaggio) was really in a way you'd have to say, a mean player. I remember one game we were playing in Yankee Stadium and Joe was at bat and he hit a ball to left center. And he rounded first base and he came into second base and they're throwing the ball at me. I am covering the play. When I caught the ball, I thought a train hit me. You know, I tagged him and he plowed into me and knocked me over on my back and everything. And I got up and I said, 'Hey Joe, what's going on here?' He didn't say nothing. He just brushed his pants off and ran over to the dugout. And I thought, well if that's the way he plays baseball, you got to be careful when he gets on base."