Biography of Joe DiMaggio

Joe DiMaggio is a baseball player, born November 25, 1914 in the city of Martinez, California, died in 1999 of cancer. Best known as “Joltin ‘Joe” – the legendary center player of the Yankees.

Joe DiMaggio is noted as one of the most gifted sluggers in baseball history. Ted Williams once called him “the greatest universal player I’ve ever seen.” Center player “New York Yankees” DiMaggio was known for his stunning strikes in 56 games of 1941. Such indicators remain so far record for the Major League Baseball.

Attractive behavior and outstanding talent made the baseball player a popular hero of his time. He received the nickname “Joltin ‘Joe” and “The Yankee Clipper.” The baseball player played all 13 seasons for the Yankees in the big league before his departure in 1951.

Joe DiMaggio married actress Marilyn Monroe in 1954. His uninterrupted loyalty after the divorce was legendary:

after the death of Monroe in 1964, he sent flowers every week to her grave. In the 1970s and 1980s, DiMaggio was an easily recognizable television advertiser for automatic coffee makers.

In 1955 Joe DiMaggio was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Additional information: DiMaggio wore uniform number 5, beat and threw with his right hand. In the biography of Joe DiMaggio for three years, the baseball career was interrupted by service in the army during the Second World War. The fate of DiMaggio became the theme for the work of Richard Ben Kramer “The Life of a Hero”. The famous phrase “Where did you go, Joe DiMaggio?” went from the song duet “Simon and Garfankel” “Mr. Robinson.” In a short Broadway play “Marilyn” in 1983, the role of DiMaggio was played by Scott Bakura. The inscription on the gravestone of DiMaggio reads “The embodiment of attractiveness, dignity and grace…”. Other notable New York Yankees players included Babe Ruth, Lou Gurig, Mickey Mantle, Jim Boughton.

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Biography of Joe DiMaggio