Friday, May 3, 2013

May 3, 1936: Joltin Joe makes his debut

On May 3, 1936, Joltin Joe DiMaggio made his debut for the New York Yankees. Joe made a quick impression collecting three hits, and scoring three runs as the Yankees beat the Browns 14-5 in New York. The 9 time World Champion played all of his 13 seasons in the Bronx and was elected to the all star game in each and everyone of those seasons.  His greatest feat occurred in 1941 when he set a major league record by hitting in 56 games in a row, the record stands today and might never be broken. The three time MVP hit .325 and parked 361 balls over the wall before his career ended in 1951. He found his spot in Cooperstown in 1955.

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