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4. Joe DiMaggio

4. Joe DiMaggio
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: November 25, 1914 in Martinez, CA USA
  • Weight: 193 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: May 03, 1936
  • Final Game: September 30, 1951
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1936
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1936
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1937
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1937
  • TSN All-Star - 1937
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1938
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1938
  • TSN All-Star - 1938
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1939
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1939
  • Most Valuable Player - 1939
  • TSN All-Star - 1939
  • TSN Guide MVP - 1939
  • TSN Major League Player of the Year - 1939
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1940
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1940
  • TSN All-Star - 1940
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1941
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1941
  • Most Valuable Player - 1941
  • TSN All-Star - 1941
  • TSN Guide MVP - 1941
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1942
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1942
  • TSN All-Star - 1942
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1946
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1946
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1947
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1947
  • Most Valuable Player - 1947
  • TSN All-Star - 1947
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1948
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1948
  • TSN All-Star - 1948
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1950
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1950
  • MVP - 1936
  • MVP - 1937
  • MVP - 1938
  • MVP - 1939
  • MVP - 1940
  • MVP - 1941
  • MVP - 1942
  • MVP - 1946
  • MVP - 1947
  • MVP - 1948
  • MVP - 1949
  • MVP - 1950
 
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Was Joe DiMaggio the first athlete to hook up with a major celebrity?

We aren’t sure, but the pairing of DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe will go down as the most elite pairing of an athlete and celebrity of all-time.

Let’s also state this:  DiMaggio didn’t need Monroe to be a superstar.  His bat did that for him. 

“Joltin” Joe dominated nearly every year he played.  Missing three seasons due to WWII, DiMaggio was named an All-Star in all thirteen seasons that he played and would be named the Most Valuable Player in three of them.  The Hall of Fame inductee finished second in MVP voting twice, third once, and had another four years where he finished in the top ten.  The only season where he didn’t receive a vote in the MVP race was his final year. 

DiMaggio was the definition of a winner.  He was a nine-time World Series Champion.  He would retire with an incredible Slash Line of .325/.398/.579 with 361 Home Runs and 2,214 Hits; all of which would likely have been higher had he not gone to serve in the War. 

…and he is only fourth on this list!

The Yankees retired his number 5 in 1952 and DiMaggio was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1955.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Traded from San Francisco (PCL) for Players to be Named Later (Which would be Doc Farrell, Floyd Newkirk, Jimmy Densmore, Ted Norbert and $5,000.
  • Departed: Retired after the 1951 Season.
  • Games Played: 1736
  • Notable Statistics: 1,390 Runs Scored
    2,214 Hits
    389 Doubles
    131 Triples
    361 Home Runs
    1,537 RBI
    30 Stolen Bases
    .325/.398/.579 Slash Line
    79.1 bWAR

    51 Playoff Games
    27 Runs Scored
    54 Hits
    6 Doubles
    0 Triples
    8 Home Runs
    30 RBI
    0 Stolen Bases
    .271/.338/.422 Slash Line
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series Champion (1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1947, 1949, 1950 & 1951)
    MVP (1939, 1941 & 1947)
    All-Star (1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950 & 1951)
    Highest bWAR for Position Players (1937, 1939 & 1940)
    Highest Offensive bWAR (1939)
    Highest Batting Average (1939 & 1940)
    Highest Slugging Percentage (1937 & 1950)
    Most Runs Scored (1937)
    Most Total Bases (1937, 1941 & 1948)
    Most Triples (1936)
    Most Home Runs (1937 & 1948)
    Most Runs Batted In (1941 & 1948)
    Highest OPS+ (1940)
    Most Extra Base Hits (1941 & 1950)
    Most Times Hit by Pitch (1948)
    Highest Win Probability Added (1939 & 1941)
    Highest Championship Win Probability Added (1939 & 1941)
    Most Putouts by a Centerfielder (1937)
    Most Assists by a Centerfielder (1937, 1938 & 1946)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Centerfielder (1938, 1941 & 1946)
    Most Putouts by an Outfielder (1937)
    Most Assists by an Outfielder (1936)
    Most Double Plays Turned by an Outfielder (1941)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Centerfielder (1941)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Centerfielder (1947)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by an Outfielder (1947)
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