By: Erin Irish
Joe DiMaggio played center field for the New York Yankees from 1936-1942 and from 1946-1951. His batting average was .325, he had 2,214 hits, 361 home runs, and 1,537 runs batted in. He was an all-star thirteen times, a World Series Champion nine times, an American League MVP three times, batting champion two times, home run leader two times, and RBI leader two times. He has an MLB record of a 56-game hitting streak and the Yankees retired his number 5. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955.