'Joltin Joe' Joe DiMaggio
Joe DiMaggio, Centerfielder, New York Yankees, 1936-1951.
The greatest player of his time, Joe's grace and style made
him one of the most popular players of all time.
DiMaggio set an American League rookie records as scoring
130 runs and hit 15 triples. In his rookie year he batted
.323 with 29 home runs and 125 R.B.I.'s. He also led all major
league outfielders with 22 assists; all in his rookie year.
DiMaggio, proudly served during World War ll; missing 3 full
seasons. In 1941, "the Yankee Clipper", hit
safely in a record 56 consecutive games. Joe was a great fielder,
base runner and potent hitter. Joe walked 790 times and struck
out only 369 times in 1736 games. DiMaggio hit over .300,
11 times and over .350, 4 times. His highest year he batted
.381. This remarkable ballplayer had in career - 2214 hits,
scored 1390 runs, whacked 389 doubles, 131 triples while hitting
361 home runs and driving in 1537.
Joe DiMaggio died of complications due to lung cancer on
March 8, 1999. He was one of the best players of all time.
All baseball fans will miss you, Joe DiMaggio.
Click here to see something that you may never see in your