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March 8, 1999 – Joe DiMaggio Passes Away at 84

On this date in 1999, the Yankee family lost one of the greatest hitters to ever wear the pinstripes, Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio. A heavy smoker for much of his adult life, DiMaggio would undergo lung cancer surgery in October 1998 in Hollywood, FL. He would remain hospitalized for 99 days before returning to his home in Hollywood in January 1999. A little less than two months...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 1970 Jack DiLauro

1970 TOPPS JACK DiLAURO In the annals of baseball cards that never were, this one ranks pretty low in terms of both execution and featured subject. First of all, it must be noted that your humble blogger has the graphic-design skills of a chimp. And we’re not talking one of those super-smart sign-language chimps, either– we’re talking your garden-variety, amused-by-throwing...
Via Mets360.com
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Did a cabbie jinx Joe DiMaggio’s hitting streak?

Joe DiMaggio’s record 56 game hitting streak ended 73 years ago on Thursday. MLB.com has unearthed this rare radio of DiMaggio talking about the end of the streak, and how a cab driver in Cleveland may have jinxed him by telling him the streak would end. I don’t believe in jinxes, and who knows how much this unassuming comment really mattered to DiMaggio. It’s still crazy to...
Via The Outside Corner
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: July 17, 1941

In front of more than 60,000 fans at Cleveland Stadium, Joe DiMaggio‘s hitting streak is ended at 56 games. Indians pitchers Al Smith and Jim Bagby Jr., plus sensational plays by third baseman Ken Keltner, stop the “Yankee Clipper”. New York still manages to edge the Indians, 6 – 5. It is said that DiMaggio missed out on a big endorsement deal with Heinz 57 by not...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Now Pitching For the New York Yankees

There is another kind of pitching in baseball, one that has nothing to do with curveballs, strikeouts, or catcher signs. Pitching products is a cornerstone of baseball. As a spokesman, a baseball player uses his fame, personality, and excellence on the baseball diamond as currency of credibility in endorsing products. The New York Yankees, in particular, boast a deep roster of product...
Via The Sports Post
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy911.com’s Free ‘Beat The Streak’ Contest Features $10K Payout

Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak might never be snapped, but baseball fans can score some serious dough by surpassing his legendary mark by making just a few lucky clicks each day. Fantasy911.com is hosting a free “Beat the Streak” contest, challenging fans to go on their own “hitting streak” by selecting one MLB player each day. If the selected player gets a hit...
Via NESN.com
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Road to Opening Day: #38

More countdown!  Follow the lineup here! The 1938 World Series Today marks 38 sleeps to Opening Day, and we commemorate the 1938 World Series, which was unfortunately a sweep of the Chicago Cubs by the legendary New York Yankees.  The Yankees featured Hall of Famers like Joe DiMaggio and Lou Gehrig, playing in his final full season before having to retire the following April.  The...
Via World Series Dreaming
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankee Greats – Joe DiMaggio

Larry Noyes New York Yankees Writer One of the greatest New York Yankees of all-time, Joe DiMaggio, was born on November 25, 1914 to Giuseppe and Rosalia DiMaggio. He is the eighth of nine children. Joe moved to San Francisco when he was a year old. His father was a fisherman, and hoped that someday his boy’s would become fisherman too. But Joe and his brothers had brighter futures...
Via TopSportsReport
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Top 10 Center Fielders In Baseball, Today

There is no position in the history of the game that has more of an illustrious history than center field. Decked out with the likes of Willie Mays, Ty Cobb, Ken Griffey Jr, Joe Dimaggio, Tris Speaker and Mickey Mantle, reaching up rungs of the middle of the outfield means nothing less than immortality. And while the center fielders of today’s game still have quite a ways...
Via i70baseball
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Remembering Jerry Coleman; A Baseball Player And Human Treasure

Most every organization has their own Ralph Kiner, a legendary figure who didn’t carve out his career with the New York Mets, but became to define the franchise in the broadcast booth. The San Diego Padres’ Kiner was Jerry Coleman, who played second base for the Yankees, spanning the end of the Joe DiMaggio and beginning of the Mickey Mantle eras. He was so much more than a guy...
Via New York Mets Report
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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