Joe Dimaggio

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Joe DiMaggio

Joe DiMaggio was one of the best baseball players of all time. He set many records, including the longest wining streak in Major League Baseball history, it lasted 56 games. He came to America as the son of poor Italian immigrants, but grew up to be an American Icon.

Joseph Paul DiMaggio was born on November 25, 1914. His parents were Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio and Rosalie DiMaggio. He had three brothers and three sisters. His brothers were Michael DiMaggio, Tom DiMaggio, and Vince DiMaggio. His sisters were Dominic, Nellie, and Marie DiMaggio. His father was a fisherman, and his family was poor. They lived in an old, small shack. Vince DiMaggio dropped out of high school and turned his back on fishing. He worked at a fruit stand but still had a lot of talent in baseball. He was looked at by semi-pro teams like the Seals. Both of his older brothers played semi-pro baseball for over one hundred dollars a month. He joined the San Francisco Seals and played for them. Joe DiMaggio grew up in San Francisco and went to school there. He was not bad at school through his elementary year but when he got to high school he didn’t fit in. He was a poor son of a fisherman and his schoolmates were higher classed. He dropped out of high school in 10th grade. He worked as a truck loader, and he crated oranges and worked at a factories, but he was not satisfied doing these odd jobs for minimum wage. He thought that being his brothers Tom and Vince played professional ball for the San Francisco Seals he might be able to too. They played for over $100.00 a month. In 1932 he joined the San Francisco Seals. That year he played 186 games with the Seals. That is a huge amount of games for one season. Joe played for the Seals from 1932-35, but made a large impact on major league baseball scouts.

In nineteen thirty-five, Joe DiMaggio was invited to go to spring training with the New York Yankees. He met the baseball player Lou Gehrig, and other great ball players. Jerry Coleman, the Yankee’s second baseman, said about Joe, “Nothing made Joe happier then to do well in a big series and help the club win. He was a winner in the finest sense of the word. He was simply the greatest ball player I ever saw and it’s not easy to carry that burden. Joe carried it with class and dignity.” When the Yankee’s left fielder, Charlie Keller met Joe, he said, “When...

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Internet sources:

Vizzuso. Hall of Famer Biographies. [Online] Available, April 10, 2000.

No author. National Baseball Hall of Fame-Joe DiMaggio. [Online] Available, April 10, 2000.

Book sources:

Stout, Glen. DiMaggio, an Illustrated Life. New York: Walker and Company, 1995.


Joe DiMaggio

Controlling Purpose-The purpose about this report is to tell about the life of one of the best baseball players ever, Joe DiMaggio.

I- Early Life

A.) Birth

B.) Family

C.) School

1.) Elementary School

2.) High School

D.) Jobs

II- San Francisco Seals

A.) Getting There

B.) Career Stats for the Seals

III- Yankees

A.) Early Career

B.) Team Leader

C.) Career Stats for the Yankees

IV- Family Life

A.) Marriage

1.) Marilyn Monroe

2.) Dorothy Arnold

B.) Children

V- After the Yankees

A.) After the Yankees

B.) Death
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