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Martinez in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Joe DiMaggio's Birthsite

Old Town Martinez - Site of Historic Interest

 

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Joe DiMaggio's Birthsite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 26, 2012
1. Joe DiMaggio's Birthsite Marker
Inscription. Joe DiMaggio was born here 11/25/1914. The 8th of 9 children to parents Giuseppe and Rosalia. Later moved to San Francisco, but returned often to this neighborhood to visit family. The home burned down in 1948.
 
Location. 38° 1.081′ N, 122° 8.5′ W. Marker is in Martinez, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of Foster Street and Richardson Street, on the left when traveling east on Foster Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 237 Foster Street, Martinez CA 94553, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 225 Buckley Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 236 Buckley (about 400 feet away); 224 Buckley (about 400 feet away); 335 Talbart (about 400 feet away); 216 Buckley (about 400 feet away); Former Anti-Aircraft W.W. II Barracks (about 400 feet away); 210 Buckley (about 400 feet away); Home of County Supervisor (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Martinez.
 
Also see . . .  Joe DiMaggio. The National Baseball and Hall of Fame's biography of Joe DiMaggio, "Joe DiMaggio is remembered as one of the game's most graceful athletes -- a picture player both at bat and in center field.
Joe DiMaggio's Birthsite Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 26, 2012
2. Joe DiMaggio's Birthsite Marker - wide view
The marker is mounted to the right front corner of the building, but is difficult to see since it sits underneath an overhang and is obscured by the fence. Regardless, the house to which the marker is affixed is not DiMaggio's birthsite - that is the adjacent lot.
Many rate his 56 consecutive-game hitting streak in 1941 as the top baseball feat of all time. The Yankee Clipper used an unusually wide stance in winning two batting championships and three MVP Awards. In 13 seasons, he amassed 361 homers, averaged 118 RBIs annually and compiled a .325 lifetime batting mark. At baseball's 1969 centennial celebration, he was named the game's greatest living player...."
(Submitted on February 27, 2012.) 
 
Categories. Sports
 
Joe DiMaggio's Birthplace - 1948 image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, October 1948
3. Joe DiMaggio's Birthplace - 1948
"This was the house, as it appeared in October, 1948, where one of the greatest baseball players of all-time was born, Joe DiMaggio. It was moved to this site at 237 Foster St. after originally being located at fisherman's wharf by Joe DiMaggio, Sr. When the DiMaggio family moved to San Francisco, the property was sold to Annie Flores of Pittsburg who later sold it to Agostino and Frances Lucido." - photo caption. (Image provided courtesy of the Martinez Museum.)
Joe DiMaggio's Birthsite - today image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 26, 2012
4. Joe DiMaggio's Birthsite - today
"Joltin' Joe has left and gone away..."
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,380 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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