Happy Birthday: Joe DiMaggio (1914–1999)

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joedimaggio.jpgJoe DiMaggio (1914–1999)

Born: November 25, 1914 in Martinez, California, USA
Died: March 8, 1999 (age 84) in Hollywood, Florida, USA

Birth Name Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio Jr.

Joe DiMaggio was simply the greatest all-around baseball player of his era, which was the last before integration changed the complexion of the game in the 1950s. As a New York baseball legend, “The Yankee Clipper” succeeded superstars Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig and preceded Mickey Mantle. In his 15 year career from 1935 to 1951 (which was interrupted by three years spent in the Army during World War Two from 1943-45), DiMaggio won three Most Valuable Player awards and was named to the All-Star team thirteen times.

Married to: Marilyn Monroe (14 January 1954 – 31 October 1955) (divorced)
Dorothy Arnold (19 November 1939 – 12 May 1944) (divorced) (1 child)

If anyone wants to know why three kids in one family…

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