Joe DiMaggio

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Joe DiMaggio, CF


Career: 1936-51, Yankees
Fun fact: 361 home runs, 369 strikeouts

The Yankee Clipper was married to Marilyn Monroe and immortalized in "The Old Man and the Sea" and Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson." He became part of popular culture in a way that few other athletes have.

"If you said to God, 'Create someone who was what a baseball player should be,' God would have created Joe DiMaggio," Tommy Lasorda once said. "And He did." -- Jerry Crasnick

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