JOE DIMAGGIO AUTOGRAPH
Joseph Paul DiMaggio born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, Jr.. Joe DiMaggio was born on November 25, 1914 in Martinez, California – Died March 8, 1999 in Hollywood, Florida. DiMaggio was an American baseball player, and the brother of Vince DiMaggio and Dom DiMaggio. A member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, DiMaggio was a 3-time MVP winner and 13-time All-Star (the only player to be selected for the All-Star Game in every season he played). At the time of his retirement, he had the fifth-most career home runs (361) and sixth-highest slugging percentage (.579) in history. He is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak (May 15–July 16, 1941), a record which still stands. A 1969 poll conducted to coincide with the centennial of professional baseball voted him the sport’s greatest living player. DiMaggio enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces on 17 February 1943, rising to the rank of sergeant. He was stationed at Santa Ana, California; Hawaii; and Atlantic City, New Jersey as a physical education instructor. According to her autobiography, Marilyn Monroe originally did not want to meet DiMaggio, fearing that he was a stereotypical arrogant athlete. They eloped at San Francisco City Hall on January 14, 1954. He was also linked to Liz Renay, Cleo Moore, Marlene Dietrich, and Gloria DeHaven during this period, and to Elizabeth Ray and Morgan Fairchild years later, but he never publicly confirmed any involvement with any woman. He quit his job with a military post-exchange supplier on 1 August 1962 to ask her to remarry him; she was found dead on August 5. Her death was deemed a probable suicide but has been the subject of endless conspiracy theories. Devastated, he claimed her body and arranged her funeral, barring Hollywood’s elite. He had a half-dozen red roses delivered 3 times a week to her crypt for 20 years.
Original Joe DiMaggio Autograph, signed on a 3 x 5 inch Index Card. Regular Price – $ 380.00 / Sale Price – $ 198.00.
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