Joe DiMaggio

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					Joe DiMaggio

Joseph Paul DiMaggio, born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, Jr. (November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999), nicknamed Joltin' Joe and The Yankee Clipper, was a baseball player who played his entire Major League career (1936–1951) for the New York Yankees.

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Born November 25, 1914, in Martinez, Calif. Height, 6-2. Weight, 193. Threw and batted righthanded. Brother of Dom and Vince DiMaggio, former major league outfielders. Holds major league record for longest consecutive-game hitting streak, season, (56 games), 1941. Shares major league record for most home runs, inning, (2), June 24, 1936, fifth inning. Shared modern major league record for most triples, game, (3), August 27, 1938, first game. Led American League outfielders in double plays, 1941 (tie). Named Most Valuable Player, American League, 1939, 1941 and 1947. Named by The Sporting News as the Major League Player of the Year, 1939. Executive vice president/coach, Oakland Athletics, 1968 through 1969. Named to Hall of Fame, 1955.


				
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