Joe DiMaggio

1914 - 1999

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Joseph Paul DiMaggio (born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio; [dʒuˈzɛppe ˈpaːolo diˈmaddʒo]; November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999), nicknamed "Joltin' Joe", "The Yankee Clipper" and "Joe D.", 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 best known for setting the record for the longest hitting streak in baseball (56 games from May 15 – July 16, 1941), which still stands today. DiMaggio was a three-time American League (AL) Most Valuable Player Award winner and an All-Star in each of his 13 seasons. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joe DiMaggio has received more than 11,818,849 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Joe DiMaggio is the 2nd most popular baseball player, the 782nd most popular biography from United States (up from 839th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Baseball Player.

Joe DiMaggio is most famous for being a member of the New York Yankees and for his 56-game hitting streak in 1941.

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Among baseball players, Joe DiMaggio ranks 2 out of 91Before him are Babe Ruth. After him are Jackie Robinson, Sadaharu Oh, Lou Gehrig, Hank Aaron, Cy Young, Reggie Jackson, Alexander Cartwright, Ty Cobb, Ted Williams, and Ichiro Suzuki.

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Among people born in 1914, Joe DiMaggio ranks 26Before him are Willi Stoph, Lída Baarová, Joe Louis, Aribert Heim, Richard Laurence Millington Synge, and Karl Carstens. After him are Raymond Davis Jr., Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, Jonas Salk, Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark, Philippe Ariès, and Desmond Llewelyn. Among people deceased in 1999, Joe DiMaggio ranks 21Before him are Georgios Papadopoulos, Willi Stoph, Robert Bresson, Raisa Gorbacheva, Arthur Leonard Schawlow, and Jerzy Grotowski. After him are Julius Nyerere, Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, Akio Morita, Glenn T. Seaborg, Trygve Haavelmo, and Henry Way Kendall.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joe DiMaggio ranks 782 out of 20,380Before him are Jules Dassin (1911), Robert Burns Woodward (1917), David J. Wineland (1944), Jim Jones (1931), Brandon Lee (1965), and Arthur Leonard Schawlow (1921). After him are Robert Hofstadter (1915), Robert McNamara (1916), Dalton Trumbo (1905), Judith Butler (1956), Antony Blinken (1962), and Mark Hamill (1951).

Among BASEBALL PLAYERS In United States

Among baseball players born in United States, Joe DiMaggio ranks 2Before him are Babe Ruth (1895). After him are Jackie Robinson (1919), Lou Gehrig (1903), Hank Aaron (1934), Cy Young (1867), Reggie Jackson (1946), Alexander Cartwright (1820), Ty Cobb (1886), Ted Williams (1918), Mickey Mantle (1931), and Barry Bonds (1964).