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  Joe DiMaggio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
DiMaggio was the eighth of nine children born to Sicilian immigrants, delivered by a midwife.
Joe was playing semi-pro ball when Vince, playing for the San Francisco Seals, talked his manager into letting his kid brother fill in at shortstop for the last three games of the 1932 season.
DiMaggio biographer Michael Seidel reported that, except on the nights before Lefty Gomez was to pitch, Dorothy and Lefty's wife, Broadway's June O'Dea, would drag their husbands from one Manhattan nightspot to another.
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 Joe Dimaggio - MSN Encarta
Joe DiMaggio (1914-1999), American baseball player, who was one of the greatest hitters and center fielders of all time.
DiMaggio, who was also known for his smooth and seemingly effortless play in center field, spent 13 seasons with the New York Yankees of the American League (AL) and led the team to 9 World Series titles.
DiMaggio joined the Yankees in 1936, as the era of Yankee legends Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig was ending.
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 Joe DiMaggio
DiMaggio was, in short, one of the great winners in history who also surrendered three years in the middle of his playing career to military service.
DiMaggio still ranks as the only player to win a World Series ring in his first four seasons (1936-39), but his baseball immortality will be marked by a record that most of the game's experts agree will accompany him to the grave.
DiMaggio made a lot of people smile, as was apparent by the tributes that began pouring in minutes after his death was announced.
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 Joe DiMaggio
March 8 — Joe DiMaggio, whose near-flawless play as a New York Yankee made him one of the greatest baseball players in the history of the game and a national legend to generations of fans, died today.
DiMaggio’s attorney and longtime friend, Morris Engelberg, said the 84-year-old former Yankee was released from the hospital Jan. 18.
DiMaggio’s career took a back burner to serving in the military in World War II, and in his three years in the Army he played baseball in the Pacific and across the United States.
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 The American Experience | Joe DiMaggio: A Hero's Life | People & Events | Joe DiMaggio
The son of a fisherman, Joe DiMaggio is considered one of the most memorable baseball players of all time.
DiMaggio’s skills were much-lauded in his day, and he was voted the American League’s most valuable player three times.
DiMaggio, protective of his reputation, always wanted to be introduced at functions as "Baseball’s Greatest Living Player," a title he earned in 1969 in a poll of sports writers.
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 ESPN.com: Joltin' Joe was a hit for all reasons
Joe DiMaggio was more than the most complete all-around player of his generation.
Joe, the eighth of nine children, was born Nov. 25, 1914, in Martinez, Calif., a small fishing village 25 miles northeast of San Francisco.
DiMaggio hit.408 (91-of-223) with 15 homers and 55 RBI during the streak, and after it ended he immediately went on a 16-game hitting streak.
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 Joltin' Joe DiMaggio
Joe DiMaggio, the flawless center fielder for the New York Yankees who, along with Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle, symbolized the team's dynastic greatness across the 20th century and whose 56-game hitting streak in 1941 made him an instant and indelible American folk hero, died Monday March 8, 1999, in his home in Hollywood, Florida.
DiMaggio played 13 seasons with the Yankees before retiring in 1951, but his name was celebrated in song and story for decades after he stopped playing, and he projected a romance and mystique that aroused the souls and lifted the spirits of millions.
DiMaggio was estranged from his only child, a son who served as a pallbearer, but at the end of his 84 years, and perhaps a bit late, Joseph Paul DiMaggio revealed that ancient longing -- to come home, accompanied by the only people who matter, famiglia.
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 ESPN.com: Joe DiMaggio dies at 84
DiMaggio, who underwent lung cancer surgery in October and battled a series of complications for weeks afterward, died shortly after midnight, said Morris Engelberg, his longtime friend and attorney.
DiMaggio's only child was a son, Joe Jr., from his first marriage to Dorothy Arnold, an actress he met while working on a movie, "Manhattan Merry-Go-Round," in 1937.
DiMaggio was born on Nov. 25, 1914, in Martinez, Calif. His father operated a fishing boat in San Francisco and expected his sons to follow in his footsteps.
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 The Sporting News: Baseball - Joe DiMaggio
Everywhere DiMaggio went in his final years, they introduced him last as "the greatest living ballplayer," usually because it was the right thing to do and always because he insisted on it.
The great DiMaggio may have come to the Yankees as a shy young man. He'd grown up in a home where English was the second language and he often felt insecure because of his early difficulties academically.
Sportswriters so admired DiMaggio, and he was so important to their work, that they largely ignored such evidence that the great man might not be all that humble.
www.sportingnews.com /archives/dimaggio/kindred.html   (1970 words)

 HoustonChronicle.com - Joe DiMaggio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
New York Yankee outfielder Joe DiMaggio slides safely home past Cincinnati Reds catcher Ernie Lombardi with the tying run in the ninth inning of the fourth and final game of the World Series, at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio, in this October 8, 1939 photo.
DiMaggio raps a liner against the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1941 World Series.
DiMaggio announces his retirement on Dec. 12, 1951.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/special/dimaggio   (153 words)

 Joe DiMaggio | The BASEBALL Page
Joe was the best, the very best I ever saw." DiMaggio became an American hero at a time when Americans had little to feel heroic about.
DiMaggio frequently battled the Yankees over his salary and was once almost traded straight up for Williams, in what would have been the biggest deal in baseball history.
DiMaggio won two controversial MVP awards over Ted Williams: in 1941 (by 37 votes, despite Williams'.406 average); and in 1947, (by a single vote).
www.thebaseballpage.com /past/pp/dimaggiojoe   (1218 words)

 Amazon.com: Joe Dimaggio : The Promise: Books: Joe Carrieri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
JOE DIMAGGIO-THE PROMISE is about the life of one of the greatest baseball players that ever lived as seen through the eyes of the former Yankee Batboy who not only knew joe dimaggio but managed to have dimaggio reveal his secret of success and his philosophy of life.
The author, joe carrieri, who was the Yankee Batboy for 7 seven years, relates how dimaggio kept his promise to him and how 50 years later joe carrieri kept his promise to joe dimaggio.
Dimaggio may not have been a hero to everyone but he was a hero on the field and that was the focus of the story.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/096447011X?v=glance   (858 words)

 Bookreporter.com - JOE DIMAGGIO: The Hero's Life by Richard Ben Cramer
In time, DiMaggio came to understand that regardless of how well he did, the team (and by extension the writers, who were quasi-employees of the club) called the shots.
The transformation of DiMaggio, from a shy, awkward teen to a womanizing, misanthropic, selfish hermit is painful to behold.
It would seem the only reason he finally did enlist (in 1943, after Joe's local draft board had closed off enlistments) was to placate his wife, with the hopes of boosting their failed marriage.
www.bookreporter.com /reviews/0684853914.asp   (1295 words)

 Joe DiMaggio | BaseballLibrary.com
DiMaggio hit.407 during the streak and edged Boston's Ted Williams for the AL MVP award, even though Williams hit.406 that year.
Joe D is 3-for-3 in Game One to back Ed Lopat, then adds a triple and two doubles in the nitecap.
Joe D also triples home a run in the extra frame but Lou Brissie preserves the win for Carl Scheib.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/D/DiMaggio_Joe.stm   (6127 words)

 Joe DiMaggio: Richard Ben Cramer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In Gehrig's case, Joe and he were teammates for more than 2 years before Lou took sick and left the lineup, but both Gehrig and Joe were silent souls who came to the clubhouse dressed, did their business, and left without a word beyond simple greetings.
Joe was consistently dismissive of his brother, starting when Dom came up to the majors and Joe told his friends Dom was too small, and only got a contract on the strength of his name -- i.e., Joe's name.
But Joe was so withdrawn, suspicious, and narrowly self-interested from the time he was a boy, that it's tempting to think he came by it honestly (in other words, genetically).
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 Amazon.com: Joe DiMaggio : The Hero's Life: Books: Richard Ben Cramer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
There was, of course, a Joe DiMaggio, and he had a splendid career in Yankee pinstripes--once hitting safely in an unimaginable 56 consecutive games--and a troubled marriage with Marilyn Monroe, each augmenting the other in our national mythology.
JOE DIMAGGIO SAT ON THE TAR OF THE PLAYGROUND, with his back against the wall on the Powell Street side, his legs cocked in front of him like a couple of pickets.
Not only was Joe her best lover by her own admission, he was the rock she turned to in times of need.
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 Joe DiMaggio
Martinez, Calif. One of the most charismatic of 20th-century sports figures, “Joltin' Joe” joined the New York Yankees of the American League in 1936 and quickly rose to stardom, winning the league's batting title with a.381 average in his fourth season.
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 Joe DiMaggio | National Baseball Hall of Fame
Joe DiMaggio is remembered as one of the game's most graceful athletes - a "picture player" both at bat and in center field.
View the Hall of Fame ballot from the year Joe DiMaggio was inducted.
Tell someone about Joe DiMaggio by sending a free Hall of Fame Digital Postcard.
baseballhalloffame.org /hofers_and_honorees/hofer_bios/dimaggio_joe.htm   (287 words)

 Joe DiMaggio Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
Joe DiMaggio was born on Wednesday, November 25, 1914, in Martinez, California.
DiMaggio was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 3, 1936, with the New York Yankees.
His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Joe DiMaggio baseball stats page.
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 Joltin Joe Dimaggio,The Doc,The Napkins and Me
The owner of the Club was also the chef,who had spent the better part of the morning preparing his specialty for Joe Dimaggio.The doc had called the night before to make sure the food would be superb.
Joe began smiling that Dimaggio smile and then burst into hearty laughter, as we all did.
I was privileged to spend parts of a few more days with Joltin Joe and to share a few more meals in very upscale restaurants.
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 Italian American Web site of New York - Joe DiMaggio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Joseph Paul DiMaggio was born in Martine, California on November 25, 1914.
DiMaggio played in 10 World Series, and was the American League's Most Valuable Player in 1939, 1941 and 1947.
Joe DiMaggio ended his phenominal baseball career with 361 home runs in 1,736 games.
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 final   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
When Joe DiMaggio retired from Major League baseball, many felt they had lost their hero.
But, Joe DiMaggio never left the American public scene, marrying movie star Marilyn Monroe and once again placing himself in the national spotlight.
Through it all, Joe DiMaggio understood the power he had over the American public, and he felt a great responsibility to inspire and lead his every fan as best he could every day of his life.
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 Joe DiMaggio Quotations by Baseball Almanac
I remember letting him in the door and then not speaking to him until we were almost done eating.
"(Joe) DiMaggio was the greatest all-around player I ever saw.
"Joe DiMaggio batting sometimes gave the impression, the suggestion that the old rules and dimensions of baseball no longer applied to him, and that the game had at last grown unfairly easy." - Donald Hall
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 Joe DiMaggio
Joe DiMaggio - Joe DiMaggio Age: 84 one of the greatest players to ever step into cleats and play the game of...
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Joe DiMaggio Would Appreciate It Very Much if You'd Leave Him the Hell Alone.(Joe DiMaggio Jr.)
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 Italian American web site of new york - Joe DiMaggio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1993, the National Italian American Foundation announced a tour of Italy, with baseball hero Joe DiMaggio as one of their emissaries.
The 80 year old DiMaggio also got sick in Rome, and was instructed by doctors to cancel his trip to Isola Delle Femmine.
He was sent to Isola Delle Femmine in DiMaggio's place, and was greeted there by thousands of villagers, still eager for autographed baseballs.
www.italian-american.com /dimaggio.htm   (545 words)

 Joe DiMaggio - Statistics - The Baseball Cube   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Joe DiMaggio - Statistics - The Baseball Cube
The order of teams does not reflect the order of teams played during a season for the Joe DiMaggio.
Its important to note that the report is based on the same statistics displayed on the TBC web site and so players with incomplete statistics will have an incomplete teammates report.
www.thebaseballcube.com /players/D/joe-dimaggio.shtml   (1081 words)

 Joe DiMaggio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Had DiMaggio's streak reached 57 games, Heinz would have hired him to endorse their ketchup products (Heinz 57).
His number 5 was retired by the New York Yankees and Oakland A's.
The day after his 56 game hitting streak ended, DiMaggio embarked on a second streak that lasted 16 games.
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