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May 3, 2006

Joe DiMaggio Makes Major League Debut 70 Years Ago Today

by @ 6:16 pm. Filed under Joe DiMaggio

Rather then talk about the loss to the Red Sox on Monday and the subsequent rain out (which we would have won, giving us a split), I want to talk about a New York Yankees icon.  70 years ago today, Joe DiMaggio made his major league debut, and what a debut it was.  In a 14-5 blowout over the St. Louis Browns, DiMaggio had three hits, including a triple, and three runs.  If I had to rate DiMaggio as far as Yankees go, I’d say he has to be a close third behind Lou Gehrig then Babe Ruth, although a lot of people give him the nod over Gehrig because he missed three seasons because of World War II.

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the DiMaggio’s debut, I’m going to take a break from my World Series Retrospective series and take a look at DiMaggio, season by season.  It should be a fun ride back to some great times when the Yankees were winning World Series after World Series.

One Response to “Joe DiMaggio Makes Major League Debut 70 Years Ago Today”

  1. TR Says:

    If the goal is to win the Series, DiMaggio’s even better to have in the lineup than either Ruth or Gehrig. That’s how great he was.

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