Joe DiMaggio was born on Wednesday, November 25, 1914, in Martinez, California. DiMaggio was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 3, 1936, with the New York Yankees. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Joe DiMaggio baseball stats page.
"( Lou ) Gehrig is great, of course. But somehow you don't get the same feeling when he's at the plate as when (Joe) DiMaggio comes up." - Carl Hubbell in the New York Post (AP Wire, '1938 All-Star Game', Page 13) [ Joe DiMaggio Quotes ]
Joe "The Yankee Clipper" DiMaggio Autograph on a 2004 Upper Deck SP Baseball Card (#101)
Joe DiMaggio Pitching Stats
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Joe DiMaggio Hitting Stats
Joe DiMaggio Fielding Stats
Joe DiMaggio Miscellaneous Stats
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Joe DiMaggio Miscellaneous Items of Interest
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|1936 New York Yankees||9||$8,500.00||Stats||Stats|
|1937 New York Yankees||5||$15,000.00||Stats||Stats|
|1938 New York Yankees||5||$25,000.00||Stats||Stats|
|1939 New York Yankees||5||$27,500.00||Stats||Stats|
|1940 New York Yankees||5||$32,500.00||Stats||-|
|1941 New York Yankees||5||$37,500.00||Stats||Stats|
|1942 New York Yankees||5||$43,750.00||Stats||Stats|
|1946 New York Yankees||5||$43,750.00||Stats||-|
|1947 New York Yankees||5||$43,750.00||Stats||Stats|
|1948 New York Yankees||5||$65,000.00||Stats||-|
|1949 New York Yankees||5||$100,000.00||Stats||Stats|
|1950 New York Yankees||5||$100,000.00||Stats||Stats|
|1951 New York Yankees||5||$90,000.00||Stats||Stats|
|Joe DiMaggio Stats by Baseball Almanac|
Joe DiMaggio missed three prime years of playing time, 1943 through 1945, because he enlisted in the United States Army on February 17, 1943, to serve his country during World War II. Here are a few additional numbers of interest as they relate to The Yankee Clipper, a ballplayer that
described as, "the greatest all-around player I ever saw":
2 - Joe DiMaggio won two batting championships , hitting .381 in 1939 ( Top 25 ) and .352 in 1940 ( Top 25 ). Joe was the third New York Yankees player to win a batting title , behind Babe Ruth (.378 in 1924) and Lou Gehrig (.363 in 1934), and the first two win it more than once.
3 - Joe DiMaggio won three Most Valuable Player Awards . He was the first New York Yankees player to win it more than once after he captured his second MVP in 1941, and when he won again in 1947, he was the first Yankee to win it three times.
5 - Joe DiMaggio wore #5 for the Bronx Bombers during twelve of his thirteen seasons, a number the Yanks retired in 1952. Why didn't he wear #5 in 1936? Because Frankie Crosetti was wearing it, had used it regularly since 1932, and DiMaggio had to use #9 his rookie season instead.
11 - Joe DiMaggio was ranked eleventh by The Sporting News when they released their list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players in the history of baseball.
13 - Joe DiMaggio appeared in thirteen All-Star Games ( 1936 , 1937 , 1938 , 1939 , 1940 , 1941 , 1942 & 1946 , 1947 , 1948 , 1949 , 1950 , 1951 ), one for every single season he appeared in the major leagues.
44.3 - Joe DiMaggio was on the Hall of Fame ballot in 1953, received 44.3% of the votes, and finished eighth overall in his first year of eligibility after retiring. Two players were elected that year, Dizzy Dean (79.2%) and Al Simmons (75.4%). Those ahead of DiMaggio who weren't elected that season were Bill Terry (72.3%), Bill Dickey (67.8%), Rabbit Maranville (62.1%), Dazzy Vance (56.8%) and Ted Lyons (52.7%).
48 - Joe DiMaggio made his debut on May 3, 1936 , and went three-for-six at the plate. By the end of the month ( Game by Game Batting Logs ), Joe had 48 hits (the most by a rookie during their first month), was batting .381, and only went hitless in two games.
69.4 - Joe DiMaggio was on the Hall of Fame ballot in 1954, received 69.4% of the votes, and finished fourth in his second year of eligibility after retiring. Three players were elected that year, Rabbit Maranville (82.9%), Bill Dickey (80.2%) and Bill Terry (77.4%).
88.8 - Joe DiMaggio was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1955, received 88.8% of the votes, finishing first on the ballot in his third year of eligibility after retiring. He was inducted that year alongside Ted Lyons (86.5%), Dazzy Vance (81.7%) and Gabby Hartnett (77.7%).
274 - Joe DiMaggio was married to Marilyn Monroe on January 14, 1954, and 274 days after they eloped, Monroe filed for a divorce. Fast forward forty-five years, and according to ABC News report ( Link ), when Joltin' Joe passed away his final words were, "I'll finally get to see Marilyn."
361 - Joe DiMaggio finished his career with 361 home runs, which at the time, ranked him fifth overall on the Top 1,000 list in Major League history. The sluggers who were ahead of him were 1. Babe Ruth (714), 2. Jimmie Foxx (534), 3. Mel Ott (511) and 4. Lou Gehrig (493).
369 - Joe DiMaggio struck out only 369 times across his entire career, which included 6,821 times at bat. Only 5.4% of his at-bats resulted in a strikeout ( Top 1,000 ), one strikeout every 18.5 times at bat.
100,000 - Joe DiMaggio signed a landmark contract on February 7, 1949, a $100,000 deal to play baseball - the first baseball player in history to reach the plateau.
The DiMaggio Brothers on a 1980 New England Sports Collectors Baseball Card (#4)
Baseball Almanac Collection
There have been over 350 sets of brothers who have played Major League Baseball, but only six tandems in which each brother hit at least 100 home runs:
Brothers With 100+ Career Home Runs Each
|#1||486||Joe DiMaggio (361 HRs) & Vince DiMaggio (125 HRs)|
|#2||462||Justin Upton (298 HRs) & B.J. Upton (164 HRs)|
|#3||444||Ken Boyer (282 HRs) & Clete Boyer (162 HRs)|
|#4||378||Bret Boone (252 HRs) & Aaron Boone (126 HRs)|
|#5||322||Roberto Alomar (210 HRs) & Sandy Alomar, Jr. (112 HRs)|
|#6||262||Bob Meusel (156 HRs) & Irish Meusel (106 HRs)|
Joe DiMaggio, The Streak | 1991 Score Baseball Card (#4) | Baseball Almanac Collection
Baseball Almanac began preserving baseball history online in 1999. That year, we created three pages in our Baseball Feats section, 70 Single Season Home Runs by Mark McGwire , Consecutive Games Played : The Top 15 , and The Joe DiMaggio Hitting Streak .