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Joe DiMaggio

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[1][2][3]Joe DiMaggio

 

                                                                                       

 

Joe DiMaggio was considered by many the greatest baseball player in all history. Playing his whole career with the Yankees as an outfielder, he was nicknamed the Yankee Clipper and Joltin' Joe. This is because Joe was fast at running and powerful at batting, just like the Pan American Boeing 314 Clipper that's project started back in 1934, and was the biggest bomber of it's time. (Although some argue that he was nicknamed for the train that travels from New York to Boston.) For more information about this plane, go to: http://www.aviation-history.com/boeing/314.html. Joe Dimaggio was born in 1914 in Martinez, California. In San Francisco, he grew up with his two brothers. Dominic and Vincent also played in the major league. He started his career of baseball in 1932 as a shortstop for the San Fransico Seals. He was known for his 56 game hitting streak. This was Joe's ticket to fame. Joe usually never struck out. He had many fans following him, and he was seen as a role model for people from coast to coast.

 

In 1949, Joe set an important event in history. Joe DiMaggio signed a $100,000 contract. This was higher than any other salary of even the most well known players. It may have even caused the high payment that these athletes receive today that makes us envious. However, in the all-star game, Joe's injury on his heel made him switch with Larry Doby.Many fans were disappointed, and fearedt that famous Joltin' Joe was losing his magic touch. Some also thought that this had been the beggining of the end of his career. However, Joe did let Larry cause an important event. He was an important piece in the movement of feelings towards the blacks. Larry Doby was one of the first blacks to hit a in the world series, and he was a good player who deserved more than what he got. So, when he did play that important game, it gave recognition to not only him, but all blacks. Joe DiMaggio was no doubt a major historic icon for the 1900s

 

Footnotes

  1. http://popculture.abc-clio.com/Search/Display/1468228?terms=Joe+Dimaggio
  2. http://www.jockbio.com/Classic/Doby/Doby.html
  3. http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar159080&st=joe+dimaggio

Comments (10)

wheelfortune said

at 4:18 pm on Sep 23, 2010

I know Joe was a great baseball player but how many years did he play baseball?

Hula Hoops said

at 5:11 pm on Sep 23, 2010

Adding onto wheelfortune what year did he retire?

SuezTrouble said

at 6:10 pm on Sep 23, 2010

Joe DiMaggio sure was a great baseball player. I never knew that he had the highest salary of anyone at his time. Great job on the wiki, it is filled with info i had no idea about.

Thalidomide said

at 6:22 pm on Sep 23, 2010

It is surprising to me that Joe was so fast when he was also such a great hitter.

North Korea said

at 7:06 pm on Sep 23, 2010

North Korea said

at 7:09 pm on Sep 23, 2010

I know that Joe was a very high paid player, but I didn't know that his contract was worth more than a lot of the big time baseball players contract was. I also didn't know about the situation that occurred in the all-star game. By the way, what year was it when that all-star game occurred?

hypodermics said

at 7:14 pm on Sep 23, 2010

Good blog i like joe dimagio

china said

at 8:58 pm on Sep 23, 2010

When did Joe's career end and do u know how many hits he got during his major league year?

Lebanon said

at 9:01 pm on Sep 23, 2010

I found it interesting how he was great in both running and batting. This article provided lots of information. I also was suprised that he made $100,000, the highest of his time. Good job!

Beatlemania said

at 7:59 am on Sep 24, 2010

when did joe dimagio die? great article.

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