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Joseph Paul DiMaggio, "Joe"

 
 
Joseph Paul DiMaggio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 12, 2020
1. Joseph Paul DiMaggio Marker
Inscription.  
San Francisco Seals 1932-36
New York Yankees 1936-51

One of the greatest outfielders of modern baseball "Yankee Clipper" began his career with San Francisco Seals in 1932. Hit safely in 61 consecutive games setting a Pacific Coast Record. Joined New York Yankees in 1936. In 1941 set all-time major league consecutive game hitting streak at 56. Hit 361 home runs, 8 World Series homers, compiled a lifetime average of .325, was named American League's most valuable player 1939, 41, 47 and holder of numerous batting and World Series records. All-Star team choice 1937-42, 1947, 1948, elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame 1955. Enshrined in Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
 
Location. 37° 48.157′ N, 122° 24.76′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Mason Street and Lombard Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 651 Lombard Street, San Francisco CA 94133, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance

Joseph Paul DiMaggio, "Joe" Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 12, 2020
2. Joseph Paul DiMaggio, "Joe" Marker - wide view
The Joe DiMaggio marker is visible here to the right of that for his brother, Domenic.
of this marker. Dominic DiMaggio (here, next to this marker); Frank Marini (approx. 0.2 miles away); Juana Briones y Tapia de Miranda (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Site of Third Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Ina Donna Coolbrith (approx. 0.3 miles away); Russian Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lombard Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Telegraph Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in the northwestern section of the Joe DiMaggio Playground.
 
Also see . . .  Joe DiMaggio (Wikipedia). "Joseph Paul DiMaggio (November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999), nicknamed "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper", was an American baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. Born to Italian immigrants in California, he is widely considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, and is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak (May 15 – July 16, 1941), a record that still stands.... DiMaggio was a three-time Most Valuable Player Award winner and an All-Star in each of his 13 seasons. During his tenure with the Yankees, the club won ten American League pennants and nine World Series championships.... At the time of his retirement after the 1951 season, he ranked fifth in career home runs (361) and sixth in career slugging percentage (.579). He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
<i>Joe DiMaggio salutes his bat</i> image. Click for full size.
The Sport News Pub. Co. (courtesy of the Library of Congress), 1941
3. Joe DiMaggio salutes his bat
in 1955 and was voted the sport's greatest living player in a poll taken during baseball's centennial year of 1969. His brothers Vince (1912–1986) and Dom (1917–2009) also were major league center fielders. DiMaggio is widely known for his marriage and lifelong devotion to Marilyn Monroe." (Submitted on December 15, 2020.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 14, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2, 3. submitted on December 15, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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