In 1969, Joe DiMaggio was voted Baseball's best living player.
DiMaggio was a three-time Most Valuable Player and was an All-Star in each of his 13 seasons, all of which were with the New York Yankees. The Yankees won ten Pennants and nine World Championships during DiMaggio's tenure.
Joe D. belted 361 Home Runs however playing in spacious Yankee Stadium hurt his power numbers. 213 of DiMaggio's Home Runs were on the road.
"Joltin Joe" finished his career with a lifetime batting average of .325. He was an excellent outfielder and a great baserunner.
Joe's brothers, Dom and Vince also played Major League Baseball and Dom was a seven-time All-Star with the Boston Red Sox.
In 1941, DiMaggio hit safely in a Major League record 56 consecutive games.
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