A Saturday afternoon crowd of 53, was on hand, but the game between the two rivals was not the primary attraction. It was Old Timers' Day. DiMaggio worked the count to three balls and two strikes.
By the end of August, 17 million men are involved in what will become the bloodiest war in history. He is the eighth of nine children of Giuseppe and Rosalie DiMaggio, a Sicilian couple who immigrated to America at the turn of the century. Broadcasters for station WJZ of Newark, New Jersey describe each play to an estimated five million people along the eastern seaboard.
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Thank you! A meticulously researched and occasionally moving biography of the man judged by many to be the greatest baseballer ever. Although his on-field exploits were well known and highly praised by admirers ranging from Casey Stengel to Ernest Hemingway to Paul Simon, Joe DiMaggio was always something of an enigma to his adoring American public.
He is perhaps best known for his game hitting streak May 15 — July 16,a record that still stands. During his tenure with the Yankees, the club won ten American League pennants and nine World Series championships. At the time of his retirement, he ranked fifth in career home runs and sixth in career slugging percentage.
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On May 15,it began. From that fateful day until July 16, fifty-six games later, DiMaggio hit safely in every game, setting a brand new record that still stands as one of the greatest achievements in baseball history. While DiMaggio was no stranger to being the star of an always impressive Yankee team, was even more special than usual. While the rival Red Sox were being led by Ted Williams and his unbelievable batting average, he ended the season at.