Joseph Paul "Joe" DiMaggio (November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999), nicknamed "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper", was an American Major League Baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career for the New York Yankees. He is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak (May 15 – July 16, 1941), a record that as of 2012 still stands. DiMaggio was ... more »
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''A ball player's got to be kept hungry to become a big leaguer. That's why no boy from a rich family ever made the big leagues.''Joe Dimaggio (b. 1914), U.S. baseball player. Quoted in New York Times (April 30, 1961).