Joe DiMaggio made his professional debut on October 1, 1932. From May 27 to July 25, 1933, he hit safely in 61 consecutive games, a PCL-record.[4] "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."

Joe DiMaggio made his professional debut on October 1, 1932. From May 27 to July 25, 1933, he hit safely in 61 consecutive games, a PCL-record.[4] "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."

Joseph Paul (Joe) DiMaggio (11/25/14 - 03/08/1999) born in Martinez, 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. Cause of death, lung cancer.

Joseph Paul (Joe) DiMaggio (11/25/14 - 03/08/1999) born in Martinez, 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. Cause of death, lung cancer.

Joe DiMaggio was the first player on the New York Yankees to hit two home runs in one inning. He played center field for the New York Yankees from 1936-1951.

Joe DiMaggio was the first player on the New York Yankees to hit two home runs in one inning. He played center field for the New York Yankees from 1936-1951.

Lou Gehrig & Joe Dimaggio

Lou Gehrig & Joe Dimaggio

5 - Joe DiMaggio, New York Yankees.

5 - Joe DiMaggio, New York Yankees.

Same great swing from the other side of the plate!  Mr. "Diamond Joe" Dimaggio.

Same great swing from the other side of the plate! Mr. "Diamond Joe" Dimaggio.

"Joltin'"Joe Dimaggio - also known as the "Yankee Clipper" who played Centerfield for the New York Yankees.

"Joltin'"Joe Dimaggio - also known as the "Yankee Clipper" who played Centerfield for the New York Yankees.

Although their marriage only lasted for a volatile 274 days, baseball player "Joltin'" Joe DiMaggio remained devoted to Marilyn Monroe. He never remarried, and after her death, he sent red roses to her grave in Los Angeles three times a week for the next 20 years.

Although their marriage only lasted for a volatile 274 days, baseball player "Joltin'" Joe DiMaggio remained devoted to Marilyn Monroe. He never remarried, and after her death, he sent red roses to her grave in Los Angeles three times a week for the next 20 years.

Yankee sluggers pose together at Yankee Stadium Sept. 20, 1936. From left: Bill Dickey, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Tony Lazzeri. The Yankees went on to win the World Series over the New York Giants in six games.

Yankee sluggers pose together at Yankee Stadium Sept. 20, 1936. From left: Bill Dickey, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Tony Lazzeri. The Yankees went on to win the World Series over the New York Giants in six games.

Joe DiMaggio - "The Yankee Clipper" - NY Yankees

Joe DiMaggio - "The Yankee Clipper" - NY Yankees

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