Joe DiMaggio

Baseball Player and Coach
Born Nov 25, 1914
Hometown City of Martinez
Died Mar 8, 1999
Death Place City of Hollywood
Religion Roman Catholic
Height 6' 2" (188 cm)
Weight 193 lb (88 kg)

Joseph Paul "Joe" DiMaggio, nicknamed "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper", was an American Major League Baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career for the New York Yankees. He is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak, a record that still stands. DiMaggio was a three-time MVP winner and an All-Star in each of his 13 seasons. During his tenure with the Yankees, the club won ten American League pennants and nine World Series championships.… Read More

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1914 Birth DiMaggio was born on November 25, 1914 in Martinez, California, the eighth of nine children born to Sicilian immigrants Giuseppe (1872–1949) and Rosalia (Mercurio) DiMaggio (1878–1951). … Read More


1932 17 Years Old …  Joe DiMaggio made his professional debut on October 1, 1932.
1933 18 Years Old From May 27 to July 25, 1933, he hit safely in 61 consecutive games, a PCL-record. "Baseball didn't really get into my blood until I knocked off that hitting streak," he said. "Getting a daily hit became more important to me than eating, drinking or sleeping."
1934 19 Years Old In 1934, DiMaggio suffered a career-threatening knee injury when he tore ligaments while stepping out of a jitney. … Read More


1935 20 Years Old 1 More Event
He remained with the Seals for the 1935 season and batted .398 with 154 runs batted in (RBIs) and 34 home runs.
1936 21 Years Old DiMaggio made his major league debut on May 3, 1936, batting ahead of Lou Gehrig. … Read More
1937 22 Years Old …  DiMaggio holds the record for most seasons with more home runs than strikeouts (minimum 20 home runs), a feat he accomplished seven times, and five times consecutively from 1937-1941. … Read More
1939 24 Years Old …  They married at San Francisco's St. Peter and Paul Church on November 19, 1939, as 20,000 well-wishers jammed the streets. Their son, Joseph Paul DiMaggio III, was born at Doctors Hospital on October 23, 1941. The couple divorced in 1944. … Read More
DiMaggio's most famous achievement is his MLB record-breaking 56-game hitting streak in 1941.
1943 28 Years Old 1 More Event
DiMaggio enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces on February 17, 1943, rising to the rank of sergeant. … Read More


1953 38 Years Old Joe became eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953 but he was not elected until 1955. … Read More


1956 41 Years Old On August 1, 1956, an International News wire photo of DiMaggio with Lee Meriwether speculated that the couple was engaged, but Cramer wrote that it was a rumor started by Walter Winchell.
1957 42 Years Old Monroe biographer Donald Spoto claimed that DiMaggio was "very close to marrying" 1957 Miss America Marian McKnight, who won the crown with a Marilyn Monroe act, but McKnight denied it. … Read More
1961 46 Years Old DiMaggio re-entered Monroe's life as her marriage to Arthur Miller was ending. On February 10, 1961, he secured her release from Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic. … Read More
1962 47 Years Old According to Maury Allen's biography, DiMaggio was alarmed at how Monroe had fallen in with people he felt were detrimental to her well-being. Val Monette, owner of a military post-exchange supply company, told Allen that DiMaggio left his employ on August 1, 1962, because he had decided to ask Monroe to remarry him. … Read More


1972 57 Years Old …  In 1972, DiMaggio became a spokesman for The Bowery Savings Bank.


1992 77 Years Old With the exception of a five-year hiatus in the 1980s, DiMaggio regularly made commercials for the financial institution until 1992.
1998 83 Years Old DiMaggio, a heavy smoker for much of his adult life, was admitted to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida, on October 12, 1998, for lung cancer surgery, and remained there for 99 days.
He returned to his Hollywood, Florida home on January 19, 1999, where he died on March 8.
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