Joe DiMaggio

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio Full Name: Joe DiMaggio


Profession: Baseball Player
Why Famous: Baseball hero during the 1930s and 40s known as "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper".

Marrying Marilyn Monroe added to his fame.

Born: November 25, 1914
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Martinez, California, USA

Died: March 8, 1999 (aged 84)
Cause of Death: Lung cancer

Married Life

  • 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

Historical Events in the Life of Joe DiMaggio

  • 1933-07-26 Joe Dimaggio ends 61 game hitting streak in Pacific Coast League
  • 1934-11-21 NY Yankees buy Joe DiMaggio from SF Seals (Pacific Coast League)
  • 1936-05-03 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio makes his major-league debut, gets 3 hits
  • 1936-06-24 Joe DiMaggio becomes 5th to hit 2 HRs in 1 inn, Yanks beat Browns 18-4
  • 1937-06-13 Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs against St Louis Browns
  • 1937-07-05 Joe DiMaggio's 1st grand slammer
  • 1939-10-24 Joe DiMaggio wins AL MVP, Jimmie Foxx is runner-up
  • 1941-05-15 Joe DiMaggio starts 56-game hitting streak; Yanks lose 13-1
  • 1941-07-01 Joe Dimaggio, on way to a record 56, ties Willie Keeler's 44 game MLB hit streak in a win over Boston at Yankee Stadium
  • 1941-07-16 Joe Dimaggio goes 3 for 4, hitting in his 56th straight game
  • 1941-07-17 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak ends in Cleveland
  • 1941-08-03 Browns pitcher Johnny Niggling gets Joe DiMaggio in 4 at bats to stop DiMaggio's streak of 74 games in reaching base
  • 1941-11-27 Joe DiMaggio is named AL MVP
  • 1947-11-27 Joe DiMaggio wins his 3rd MVP, beating Ted Williams by 1 vote
  • 1948-05-21 NY Yank Joe Dimaggio hits for cycle (single, double, triple, HR)
  • 1948-05-23 Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs
  • 1949-02-07 Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st $100,000 a year baseball player for the New York Yankees
  • 1950-06-20 Joe Dimaggio's 2,000th hit, Yanks beat Indians 8-2
  • 1950-08-11 Hitting just .279, Yank great Joe DiMaggio is benched for 1st time
  • 1950-09-10 Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st to hit 3 HR in a game at Griffith Stadium
  • 1951-12-11 Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement from baseball

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