This Day In History: 2000-05-09

May 9, 1953: Former Red Sox great Dom DiMaggio plays his last game for the team as Boston loses 6-4 to the New York Yankees; DiMaggio, who enjoyed ten outstanding seasons with the Red Sox, retired after demanding a trade when the immortal Tommy Umphlett replaced Dom in centerfield under manager Lou Boudreau’s “youth movement.”

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