Joltin’ Joe – The Yankee Clipper – One of a kind
There will only be one Joe DiMaggio. His talent and tenacity are still talked about. He is best known for his 56-game hitting streak (May 15 – July 16, 1941)
An amazing record that still stands.
A boy from Martinez, California, Joe DiMaggio made it big. He came from a large Italian family and his father had dreams for his kids. Little did he know, three of his sons would be successful baseball players – and Joseph would be world famous.
When he retired, 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.
An American Icon
From the Joe Di Maggio Official Website
Joe DiMaggio was the quintessential American. More than a man or even a baseball player, he was also an authentic American hero, and cultural icon.