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Joe DiMaggio's Birthday
November 25

By Sarah Lane
Nov 25, 2004, 14:36 PST


Joe DiMaggio

November 25, 1914
Martinez, California

March 8, 1999
Hollywood, California

Joe DiMaggio was the eighth child out of nine to be born to his parents Giuseppe and Rosalie DiMaggio. DiMaggio threw and batted right and was nicknamed the Yankee Clipper. He had an interesting childhood, which consisted of him dropping out of high school in 1930 and taking on many odd jobs while spending every chance he got playing baseball. Finally, in 1933, on a recommendation from his older brother Vince, DiMaggio played his first full season of baseball with the San Francisco Seals, a minor league team from the Pacific Coast League. He had a 61-game hitting streak his first year. DiMaggio was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955. At Baseball’s Centennial Celebration in 1969, he was named the game’s greatest living player and Babe Ruth was voted the greatest player of all time.

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Additional Learning Links

Baseball Hall of Fame Website

You’ll find all you need to know including stats and facts about the game’s most influential players. Do a search for Joe DiMaggio and you’ll have access to his online biography.
Source:       Baseball Hall of Fame Website

American Experience P.B.S.
Explore DiMaggio’s life through interview transcripts, newspaper articles, an online poll, a timeline, book excerpts, an interactive map of his 56-game hitting streak, special events, and a special teacher’s guide to using the website and film in the classroom.
Source:       The Hero’s Life American Experience P.B.S.

Joe DiMaggio: The Way It Was Joe DiMaggio: The Way It Was

From his 56 game hitting streak to his rocky marriage to Marilyn Monroe, this is the ultimate look at one of the greatest athletes of all time.

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