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DiMaggio gets three hits, three RBI in debut
By Larry Schwartz
Special to

May 3, 1936

The long-delayed major league debut of Joe DiMaggio finally is here. Because of burns he suffered on his leg, the 21-year-old New York Yankee rookie didn't play in April.

Batting third and playing left-field, DiMaggio is an instant hit. He gets two singles and a triple in six at-bats as the Yankees blast the St. Louis Browns, 14-5, at Yankee Stadium. DiMaggio scores three runs and drive in one.

DiMaggio will go on to have a sensational rookie season, batting .323 with 29 homers, 132 runs and 125 RBI. Appearing in 138 games, he also will have 44 doubles and a league-leading 15 triples among his 206 hits.

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