“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Bronx in Bronx County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Joseph Paul Dimaggio

“The Yankee Clipper”


— 1914 – 1999 —

Joseph Paul Dimaggio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Lander, July 9, 2005
1. Joseph Paul Dimaggio Marker
Inscription.  Recognized as baseball’s “greatest living player.”
Lifetime batting average .325
•Won MVP award 1939, 1941
•Selected to All-Star Game 13 times
•American League batting title 1939, 1940
•Elected to Hall of Fame 1955
Set one of baseball’s most enduring records, 56 game hitting streak May 15 to July 16 1941.
Led the Yankees to an incredible nine world championships in his 13 year career.
A baseball legend and an American icon.
“He has passed, but he will never leave us”
Dedicated by the New York Yankess
April 25, 1999
Erected 1999 by the New York Yankees. Dedicated April 29.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports.
Location. 40° 49.785′ N, 73° 55.568′ W. Marker is in Bronx, New York, in Bronx County. Marker is at the intersection of 161st Street and River Avenue on 161st Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bronx NY 10451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elston Gene Howard (here, next to this marker); George M Steinbrenner III
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(here, next to this marker); Joseph Vincent McCarthy (here, next to this marker); Vernon "Lefty" Gomez (here, next to this marker); Mel Allen (here, next to this marker); Miller James Huggins (here, next to this marker); Philip Francis Rizzuto (here, next to this marker); Charles Herbert "Red" Ruffing (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bronx.
More about this marker. Located in Monument Park in Yankee Stadium
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2012, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 485 times since then and 15 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 22, 2012, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Oct. 1, 2020