Young Biden rivals should have treated the former veep like Joe DiMaggio on Old Timer’s Day at Yankee Stadium in the 1990s. Everybody loves him, everybody remembers what he did to help the team win, but nobody wants to start him in center field anymore.
With 2 doubles today vs the Nationals, the Blue Jays' Bo Bichette now has 31 extra-base hits in 50 career MLB games. Only 2 AL players in Live Ball Era (since 1920) had more extra-base hits in their first 50 games (Joe DiMaggio had 40, Roy Weatherly had 35).
"It's a remarkable piece of history." Pete Alonso talks about wanting to join guys like Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio and others who have signed inside the Green Monster. He hopes to do it tomorrow, but isn't sure if it will be possible due to coronavirus protocols.
During World War II, Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio played a few baseball games for Seattle’s Fort Lawton team.
On this date in 1941, Joe DiMaggio's MLB-record 56-game hitting streak was snapped when he went 0-3 against the Indians in Cleveland, grounding into a double play in his final at bat in the top of the 8th. DiMaggio's Yankees did win the game, though, 4-3.
There are 8 Hall of Famers whose entire playing careers were spent with the Yankees: Earle Combs, Lou Gehrig, Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Phil Rizzuto, Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle, and... Mariano Rivera.
José Ramírez and Francisco Lindor are the first teammates to each get 80 extra-base hits in consecutive seasons since Joe DiMaggio and Lou Gehrig did so for the Yankees in 1936-37.
It's Beat the Streak Day! If this gets 5,600 retweets we'll give away retro Joe DiMaggio jerseys. WANT ONE?