Born: Martinez, California, USA
Joseph Paul DiMaggio (November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999), 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 (May 15 – July 16, 1941), 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.At the time of his retirement, 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 sports greatest living player in a poll taken during the baseball centennial year of 1969.His brothers Vince (1912–1986) and Dom (1917–2009) also were major league center fielders.DiMaggio is also widely known for his marriage and lifelong devotion to Marilyn Monroe.
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