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Joe DiMaggio


1914 Born November 25 in Martinez, California
1932 Signs first professional contract with San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League
1933 Hits in 61 consecutive games for the Seals
1934 Contract sold to the New York Yankees
1936 Begins his major league career
1936-42, 1946-51 American League All-Star Team
1939 Wins his first American League MVP award
1941 Sets major league record with 56-game hit streak
1941 Wins his second American League MVP award
1941 Son Joseph DiMaggio, III born
1943 Enlists in the U.S. Army
1944 Dorothy Arnold divorces DiMaggio
1946 Returns to baseball
1947 Wins his third American League MVP award
1951 Retires from baseball
1954 Marries and is divorced from actress Marilyn Monroe
1955 Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1962 Arranges funeral of Marilyn Monroe
1968 Becomes coach of the Oakland Athletics
1969 Is named baseball's Greatest Living Player
1999 Dies March 8 in Hollywood, Florida

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