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Joe DiMaggio

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio

Profession: Baseball Player

United States of America

Biography: 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
Birthplace: Martinez, California, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius

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 marriage at San Francisco City Hall

Historical Events

  • 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 Rookie outfielder Joe DiMaggio ties 3 MLB records in New York's 10-run 5th inning against the White Sox, hitting 2 home runs for 8 total bases; Yankees beat Chicago, 18-4
  • 1937-03-26 Joe DiMaggio takes Ty Cobb's advice and replaces his 40 oz bat with a 36 oz one
  • 1937-06-13 Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs against St Louis Browns
  • 1937-07-05 NY Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio hits 20th HR of the season but 1st career grand slam in 8-4 win vs Boston Red Sox
  • 1938-08-27 New York Yankees pitcher Monte Pearson no-hits Cleveland Indians, 13-0; Joe DiMaggio hits 3 triples
  • 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 NY outfielder Joe DiMaggio, on way to a record 56, ties Willie Keeler's 44 game MLB hit streak in a 9-2 win over Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium
  • 1941-07-02 Joe DiMaggio hits a 3-run homer off Boston's Dick Newsome to pass Willie Keeler's MLB record 44 game hitting streak
  • 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 Joe DiMaggio goes 0-4 in Yankees 6-2 loss v St. Louis Browns, ending his on-base streak of 74 games, 2nd in MLB history
  • 1941-11-27 New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio is named AL MVP, for the 2nd time
  • 1943-02-17 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio enlists into the US army
  • 1947-10-05 Brooklyn outfielder Al Gionfriddo makes famous catch off Joe DiMaggio in Game 6 of Baseball World Series; Dodgers beat Yankees, 8-6; catch inspires "back-back-back" expression
  • 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 Future Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs as the New York Yankees edge the Indians, 6-5 at Cleveland Stadium
  • 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
  • 1950-06-21 Joe DiMaggio gets his 2,000th hit
  • 1950-08-11 In a 4 for 38 slump, New York Yankees great Joe DiMaggio is benched for first time; replacement Cliff Mapes hits a HR in 7-6 win over Philadelphia Athletics
  • 1950-09-10 Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st to hit 3 HR in a game at Griffith Stadium
  • 1951-07-08 Yankee Joe DiMaggio and manager Casey Stengel feud
  • 1951-11-13 Lefty O'Doul's all-stars, including Joe DiMaggio and Billy Martin, lose 3-1 to Pacific League all-star team (Japan)
  • 1951-12-11 Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement from baseball
  • 1967-10-22 Joe DiMaggio is hired as executive VP of A's by Charlie Finley
  • 1970-04-12 Yankees dedicate plaques to Mickey Mantle & Joe DiMaggio

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