Joseph Paul DiMaggio, "Joe"
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
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 (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.