March 07, 2011

Joe DiMaggio stories in the SI Vault

The Longest Hitting Streak In History By Dave Anderson, July 17, 1961Twenty years ago this summer Joe DiMaggio hit safely in 56 consecutive games. No one has since come close.

Decline And Fall Of A Dynasty By Jack Mann, June 21, 1965A 44-year saga of power and glory is ending for the New York Yankees because their once perennial fountainhead of talent has slowed to a trickle. The reasons for it all go beyond what the average fan can see.

A Three-Homer Game By Joe Dimaggio Made A Believer Of A Teenage BoyBy Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, September 22, 1986I got hooked on baseball on a Sunday afternoon in May 1948, when I was 13 years old, relatively late in life for a baseball fan.

One Good Joe By Ron Fimrite, September 16, 1991Even in this anniversary year, Joe DiMaggio is best remembered as a regular guy from the Wharf.

Sign Of The Times By Tom Verducci, May 03, 1993Baseball idols like Joltin' Joe have given way to antiheroes like No Way Jose, players perceived as being greedy and aloof.

The Play That Beat The Bums By Ron Fimrite, October 20, 1997The 1941 World Series ,between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees, turned on a dropped third Strike.

Dom DiMaggio By Michael Bamberger, July 02, 2001Having lost his legendary brother, and with his famous old Red Sox teammate in decline the last of the DiMaggios stands alone.

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