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Dimaggio: A Brief Biography: The Yankee Clipper

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Stepping into the batter's box with the crowd going wild and then seconds later it is dead silent: Joe was a nervous wreck trying not ruin the longest hitting streak in Major League Baseball (MLB). He was one of the greatest hitters and center fielders in all of baseball history. DiMaggio, otherwise known as the “Yankee Clipper” and “Joltin’ Joe”, was famous for his gracefulness both at the plate and out on the field. Joe used an unusually wide batting stance to achieve his record breaking 56 game hitting streak. He spent his whole career with the Yankees and lead the team to nine World Series Championships. Joe set standards for many players to come, in both the style of their game and how they live their lives. He came to America as the…show more content…
Joe was born November 25, 1914 in Martinez, California. He was one of six children. He had three brothers and two sisters. His brothers names were Domonic and Vince. They both played baseball. His parents were Giuseppe and Rosaline DiMaggio. They were Italian immigrants who moved from Sicily to California in 1898. Joe followed in his brother Vince’s footsteps, not his father's. His dad was a fisherman. In 1930 at age 16, Joe dropped out of Galileo High School to dedicate his life to baseball. Three years after he dropped out of highschool, Joe played for a city league team, The San Francisco Seals. Joe played out 1935, his third and last season with the Seals. He was named MVP in the Pacific League Coast, batting .398 with 270 hits and 154 Runs Batted In. These numbers made him accomplished enough to wear a Yankee Jersey in 1936. These days, everyone looks down on someone who drops out of high school, but you do not realize what can happen until someone does something great like the Yankee Clipper. “I would like to take the great Dimaggio fishing, the old man said. They say his father was a fisherman Maybe he was poor as we are and would understand.”(Ernest
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