Joe DiMaggio Biography

Joseph Paul "Joe" DiMaggio, born Giuseppe Paolo 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.

At the time of his retirement, he ranked fifth in career home runs and sixth in career slugging percentage. 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 and Dom also became major league center fielders. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Joe DiMaggio
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Baseball player, Actor
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
November 25, 1914
Astrological Sign:
Sagittarius
Date of Death:
March 8, 1999
Age at Death:
84
Cause of Death:
Lung cancer
Marriages
  • 1939-11-19
    Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio (24) weds "Freshies" actress Dorothy Arnold at St. Peter and Paul Church in San Francisco
  • 1954-01-14
    NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio weds actress Marilyn Monroe (27) in her 2nd marraige at San Francisco City Hall
Joe DiMaggio Timeline
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