American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- DiMaggio, Joseph Paul Known as "Jolting Joe” and "the Yankee Clipper.” 1914-1999. American baseball player. A center fielder for the New York Yankees (1936-1951), he is considered the best all-around player ever at that position. In 1941 he hit safely in 56 consecutive games.
- n. United States professional baseball player noted for his batting ability (1914-1999)
“SIMON: This 1966 piece that gives the title to this anthology, "The Silent Season of a Hero," by Joe DiMaggio, is still painful to read.”
“Joe DiMaggio is the only other player to reach those plateaus in his first six seasons.”
“Not that DiMaggio is the only flawed baseball giant wrapped in red, white and blue myth.”
“Even thereafter, through the 1980s, the A's would call DiMaggio for special events, to come to their park, to be introduced, to be cheered by the fans as he threw out the first pitch -- for a decent fee.”
“The X-ray, which shows the star's ribs as well as the outline of her famed cleavage, was printed with her married name DiMaggio - at the time she was going through a divorce from baseball legend Joe DiMaggio.”
“The X-Ray which shows the star's ribs as well as the outline of her famed cleavage, was printed with her married name DiMaggio, at the time she was going through a divorce from baseball legend Joe DiMaggio.”
“Longtime Yankees fan Gene Simms, 68, grew up cheering for the only team to win five consecutive World Series -- 1949-53 -- statistically the greatest dynasty and full of legends such as DiMaggio, Mantle and Ford.”
“Joe DiMaggio was on that team, which won the World Series over the Brooklyn Dodgers in seven games.”
“A tall, mustached, Italian-looking guy in a Joe DiMaggio jersey has his eyes on you.”
“In contrast, 43% of DiMaggio's hitting streak is just 24 games, and that's a relatively common accomplishment.”
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