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Subject: ARCHIVE: March 8, 1999 ~It's been 20 years(!) now that MBL Hall of Famer Joe "The Yankee Clipper" DiMaggio, considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, best known for his 56-game hitting streak -a record that still stands, dies of lung cancer at 84. ...


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Date Posted: Friday, March 08, 11:30:27am



Joe DiMaggio
[ Joseph Paul DiMaggio ]
(November 25, 1914 March 8, 1999)


Nicknamed "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper", was an American baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. Born to Italian immigrants in California, he is widely considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, and is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak (May 15 July 16, 1941), a record that still stands.

DiMaggio was a three-time Most Valuable Player Award 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.

At the time of his retirement after the 1951 season, he ranked fifth in career home runs (361) and sixth in career slugging percentage (.579). He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955 and was voted the sport's greatest living player in a poll taken during the baseball centennial year of 1969. His brothers Vince (19121986) and Dom (19172009) also were major league center fielders. DiMaggio is widely known for his marriage and lifelong devotion to Marilyn Monroe.

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Joe DiMaggio Jr., who had a troubled relationship with his father, died only 5 months later, at 57 (NT).Friday, March 08, 11:45:05am
His son Joe Jr. died within 3 months of his famous father, who left him $20k of his $50M.From published reports, not exactly 'Father of the Year'.Friday, March 08, 11:47:51am
How many recall when NBC ran a crawl saying he died--six weeks before it happened!Resulting in some quick apologiesFriday, March 08, 02:18:57pm


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