BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox honored Dom DiMaggio on Sunday by dedicating the center-field flagpole to him and raising a banner with his name on it just below the American flag.

The Boston center fielder and younger brother of Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio died May 8 at age 92.

His wife Emily threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the finale of Boston’s four-game series with the Kansas City Royals.

The seven-time All-Star still holds the record for the longest hitting streak in Red Sox history: 34 games in 1949. He played his entire major-league career from 1940 to 1953 with the Red Sox, with a three-season hiatus when he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

The career .298 hitter with 87 home runs was also a founder of the Boston Patriots, now the NFL’s New England Patriots.


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