Joe Dimaggio

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Joe DiMaggio (Joseph Paul «Joe» DiMaggio) (November 25, 1914, Martinez, Calif. – March 8, 1999, Hollywood, Fla.), American athlete (baseball), one of the greatest players in the history of baseball.

Joe was the eighth of nine children of Italian immigrants Giuseppe (1872-1949) and Rosalie DiMaggio (1878-1951). Giuseppe and Rosalie DiMaggio were among the thousands of German, Japanese and Italian immigrants who, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, it was forbidden to move off to the apartment more than 5 miles without permits. Giuseppe was forbidden to swim in San Francisco Bay, where he fished for decades, and his boat was confiscated. In 1944, Rosalie became an American citizen, and in 1945 Giuseppe godu.Kogda Joe was one year old, his family moved to San Francisco. Giuseppe, like his ancestors, was a fisherman.

Giuseppe hoped that his five sons also become fishermen. DiMaggio recalled that he did everything possible to not clean my father’s boat, because the smell of dead fish caused him disgust. Giuseppe called him “lazy”and”on what does not fit”and could not understand how baseball could help DiMaggio”to escape from poverty.” DiMaggio was a semi-professional when Vince DiMaggio, played for San Francisco Seals . He persuaded his manager to take DiMaggio team; October 1, 1932 he made his professional debut.

DiMaggio debuted in the big leagues for the New York Yankees 3 May 1936. In the 13 seasons that DiMaggio spent for “New York Yankees”, it 9 times became the champion of the league. February 7, 1949 DiMaggio signed a record contract is 100 000 $ (70 000 $ plus bonuses) and became the first baseball player, who earned $ 100,000. DiMaggio was admitted to the baseball Hall of Fame in 1955. Brooklyn Dodgers have offered him a job as a coach in 1953, but he declined the offer.

In January 1937 DiMaggio met with the actress Dorothy Arnold ( Dorothy Arnold ). They were married in the Church of St. Peter and Paul Church in San Francisco, November 19, 1939. October 23, 1941 they had a son, Joseph Paul DiMaggio III ( Joseph Paul DiMaggio III ).

In 1954, he married the well-known movie star Marilyn Monroe, but their marriage was unsuccessful. August 1, 1962, he again made a proposal to Marilyn, but 5 August, she was found dead. Her death was considered a suicide, but there were endless rumors about the plot. Devastated, he arranged her funeral. For 20 years, three times a week, he sent half a dozen red roses on her grave. He has never spoken publicly about their relationship and never married.

October 12, 1998 DiMaggio was hospitalized Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood. PC. Florida operations for lung cancer, and remained there for the next 99 days. January 19, he returned to his home, where he died on March 8, 1999. His last words were: “At last I’ll see Marilyn.” Joe DiMaggio was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma . California. In August of the same year at the age of 57 years died, the son of Di Maggio.

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