Joe DiMaggio made his professional debut on October 1, 1932. From May 27 to July 25, 1933, he hit safely in 61 consecutive games, a PCL-record. "Baseball didn't really get into my blood until I knocked off that hitting streak," he said. "Getting a daily hit became more important to me than eating, drinking or sleeping."
Joseph Paul (Joe) DiMaggio (11/25/14 - 03/08/1999) born in Martinez, 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. Cause of death, lung cancer.
Lou Gehrig & Joe Dimaggio
Joe DiMaggio was the first player on the New York Yankees to hit two home runs in one inning. He played center field for the New York Yankees from 1936-1951.
Yankee sluggers pose together at Yankee Stadium Sept. 20, 1936. From left: Bill Dickey, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Tony Lazzeri. The Yankees went on to win the World Series over the New York Giants in six games.
Joe DiMaggio, NYC Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and Lou Gehrig