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Joseph Paul DiMaggio

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DiMaggio, Joseph Paul (1914– ), U.S. baseball player. Nicknamed “the Yankee Clipper,” DiMaggio is considered one of the greatest outfielders of all time, and set a major league record by hitting safely in 56 consecutive games (1941). He won the American League's most valuable player award 3 times (1939, 1941, and 1947), and in 1948 he led the league in home runs (39) and runs batted in (155). DiMaggio, who played for the New York Yankees (1936–51) and led them to 10 World Series appearances, played in 11 All-Star games and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame (1955).

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