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'Joltin Joe' Joe DiMaggio

Joe DiMaggio, Centerfielder, New York Yankees, 1936-1951. The greatest player of his time, Joe's grace and style made him one of the most popular players of all time.

DiMaggio set an American League rookie records as scoring 130 runs and hit 15 triples. In his rookie year he batted .323 with 29 home runs and 125 R.B.I.'s. He also led all major league outfielders with 22 assists; all in his rookie year. DiMaggio, proudly served during World War ll; missing 3 full seasons.  In 1941, "the Yankee Clipper", hit safely in a record 56 consecutive games. Joe was a great fielder, base runner and potent hitter. Joe walked 790 times and struck out only 369 times in 1736 games. DiMaggio hit over .300, 11 times and over .350, 4 times. His highest year he batted .381. This remarkable ballplayer had in career - 2214 hits, scored 1390 runs, whacked 389 doubles, 131 triples while hitting 361 home runs and driving in 1537. 

Joe DiMaggio died of complications due to lung cancer on March 8, 1999. He was one of the best players of all time.  All baseball fans will miss you, Joe DiMaggio.

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