Joe DiMaggio

Birthdate 11/25/1914
Death Date 3/8/1999
Debut Year 1936
Year of Induction 1955
Teams Yankees
Position Center Field

During WWII, DiMaggio’s parents were classified as “enemy aliens” by the US government and not allowed to travel more than 5 miles from their home without a permit. 

 

In the collection:

Joe DiMaggio & Ed Barrow, the NY exec who lured him out of the PCL

Joe DiMaggio & Ed Barrow, the NY exec who lured him out of the PCL

Joe DiMaggio was a a four-year veteran of the Pacific Coast League when Ed Barrow came calling on behalf of the Yankees. DiMaggio was playing for his hometown San Francisco Seals, coming off a 1935 season in which he hit .398. It would take a lot to persuade the young DiMaggio to leave a seemingly p
Joe DiMaggio's pass to NY's 1956 World Championship season

Joe DiMaggio's pass to NY's 1956 World Championship season

Joe DiMaggio retired after the 1951 season after three straight World Series titles. In the collection is his season pass to all Yankee games for the 1956 season with the facsimile signature of Yanks owner Dan Topping. New York had dropped the previous World Series to the Dodgers but avenged the los
Reverse of Joe DiMaggio's 1956 pass to Yankee Stadium

Reverse of Joe DiMaggio's 1956 pass to Yankee Stadium

Joe DiMaggio went out in style, retiring after being an All Star in each and every one of his 13 seasons. A three-time MVP, DiMaggio appeared in ten World Series taking home nine championship rings. He drove in at least 95 runs in 11 of his 13 seasons and hit better than .300 in all but his

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