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  • May 14, 2009 - MLB.com
    Zimmerman's hitting streak ends at 30: Ryan Zimmerman's hitting streak ended at 30 games, 26 shy of Joe DiMaggio's all-time record that has stood since 1941. Zimmerman received a standing ovation on the road.
  • January 12, 2009 - San Francisco Chronicle
    Henderson won't be unanimous selection to Hall: Willie Mays wasn't unanimous. Twenty-three voters thought the Say Hey Kid wasn't a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Twenty voters left Ted Williams off the ballot. Joe DiMaggio didn't get elected in his first two years of eligibility. In the very first election,...
  • December 9, 2008 - Houston Chronicle
    Veterans Committee elects Gordon to Hall of Fame: NEW YORK— Joe Gordon will join former teammates Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig and Bob Feller in the Hall of Fame. For the likes of Joe Torre, Jim Kaat and Ron Santo, it was another shutout.
  • December 9, 2008 - Detroit News
    Gordon gets spot in Hall: NEW YORK -- Joe Gordon joined former teammates Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig and Bob Feller in the Hall of Fame.
  • December 9, 2008 - Seattle Times
    Former 2B Joe Gordon elected to Hall by vets panel: Joe Gordon joined former teammates Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig and Bob Feller in the Hall of Fame. For the likes of Joe Torre, Jim Kaat and Ron Santo, it was another shutout. Gordon was elected Monday by a 12-member Veterans Committee composed of Hall members and historians that studied pre-1943 players. A nine-time All-Star, the late second baseman won five World Series titles with the New York Yankees and Cleveland.
  • December 9, 2008 - Yahoo!
    Veterans elect 2B Gordon to Hall of Fame (AP):

    In this July 8, 1941 file photo, five <a href=New York Yankees players will be in the American League lineup for the All-Star Game in Detroit. They are, left to right, Red Ruffing, Joe Gordon, Bill Dickey, Charlie Keller, and Joe DiMaggio. Former second baseman Gordon was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee on Monday Dec. 8, 2008, while another panel shut out the likes of Joe Torre, Ron Santo and Gil Hodges. Gordon, a nine-time All-Star and five-time World Series winner with the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians, was picked by a 12-member committee that only looked at players who started before 1943. (AP Photo, File)" align="left" border="0">

    Joe Gordon joined former teammates Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig and Bob Feller in the Hall of Fame. For the likes of Joe Torre, Jim Kaat and Ron Santo, it was another shutout. Gordon was elected Monday by a 12-member Veterans Committee composed of Hall members and historians that studied pre-1943 players.


  • September 23, 2008 - Seattle Times
    Yankee Stadium closes after 85 years: Derek Jeter climbed the mound, surrounded by his teammates, and began the final farewell. Microphone in hand, the New York captain addressed the 54,610 fans who came to say so long to Yankee Stadium, his words booming around the old ballpark where the voices of Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle had echoed years before.
  • September 22, 2008 - Associated Press
    Yankee Stadium closes after 85 years: NEW YORK (AP) -- Derek Jeter climbed the mound, surrounded by his teammates, and began the final farewell. Microphone in hand, the New York captain addressed the 54,610 fans who came to say so long to Yankee Stadium, his words booming around the old ballpark where the voices of Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle had echoed years before....
  • September 3, 2008 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
    Rangers notes: Saltalamacchia wants second opinion:

    Saltalamacchia update

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia will meet with Dr. James Andrews on Monday to receive a second opinion on his strained right elbow. Saltalamacchia hopes Andrews will confirm the original diagnosis on the elbow so Saltalamacchia can go back to work. He’d like to begin a rehab program as soon as possible. Once his arm is healthy, Saltalamacchia will head to the Dominican Republic to play winter ball for the first time.

    "What they’ve given me is good news and I hope he tells me the same thing,"Saltalamacchia said."What they’ve given me is good news. It all depends on how I heal. We’re just hoping in six weeks I can play."

    Jennings makes plans

    Jason Jennings, who has been on the disabled list since May 2, will start throwing again Sept. 19. It will be the first time Jennings has thrown since undergoing flexor tendon surgery on his right arm for the second time in two seasons. He will initially throw from 45 feet and then extend from there. Jennings, who will be a free agent, knows how important it is to show teams that he’s healthy.

    He also wouldn’t mind playing for the Rangers again in 2009.

    "I’m in a much better position this year coming back from injury because I have three extra months,"said Jennings, who was 0-5 in six starts."I’d love to come back here. I love the team. I love the guys. I love the direction we’re going. But it’s not up to me."

    Hamilton in rare air

    Josh Hamilton and his 121 RBI are in elite company. Hamilton is just the second player in the past 55 years to have at least 120 RBI in his second season, joining Albert Pujols in 2002.

    There are only 16 players who have accomplished the feat, and the list includes the likes of Joe DiMaggio, Eddie Matthews and Ralph Kiner.

    "It’s good to have accomplishments like that,"Hamilton said."It helps my confidence. It kind of reaffirms to myself that I can play at this level and hopefully do it for a while."

    Feldman still in plans

    Scott Feldman’s last start was Saturday and he’s not in the starting rotation for the series against Boston. That doesn’t mean the right-hander is through, though. Feldman is being skipped to save him from piling up innings. But when the Rangers begin a road trip Tuesday in Seattle, Feldman is expected to pitch in the back end of that trip, which concludes with a three-game series in Oakland.

    Briefly

    Kevin Millwood has been named the Rangers’ pitcher of the month for August. Marlon Byrd was tabbed the hitter of the month.

    Vicente Padilla will throw a bullpen session Friday in his efforts to start either Tuesday or Wednesday.

  • August 26, 2008 - Boston Globe
    A 'bye' week for Sox: It's the place where Johnny Damon hit two home runs to help silence a curse, the place where Aaron Boone hit one to keep it going. It's the place where Billy Rohr gained immortality, almost. It's the place of Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Lou Gehrig, Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera. And, for all ...
  • August 25, 2008 - MLB.com
    All-time Survivor leader up to 36 games: While nobody has broken Joe DiMaggio's legendary 56-game record on MLB.com's Beat the Streak, a different"unreachable"mark was finally surpassed Friday night on MLB.com.
  • August 24, 2008 - MLB.com
    All-time Survivor leader up to 35 games: While nobody has broken Joe DiMaggio's legendary 56-game record on MLB.com's Beat the Streak, a different"unreachable"mark was finally surpassed Friday night on MLB.com.
  • August 23, 2008 - MLB.com
    All-time Survivor leader up to 34 games: While nobody has broken Joe DiMaggio's legendary 56-game record on MLB.com's Beat the Streak, a different"unreachable"mark was finally surpassed Friday night on MLB.com.
  • August 22, 2008 - MLB.com
    All-time Survivor leader up to 33 games: While nobody has broken Joe DiMaggio's legendary 56-game record on MLB.com's Beat the Streak, a different"unreachable"mark was finally surpassed Friday night on MLB.com.
  • July 14, 2008 - USA Today
    Yogi, Whitey, Reggie ... Who's the 'greatest living Yankee'?: For more than four decades, Joe DiMaggio was always the last man to come out of the dugout for the Yankees' annual Old-Timers Day. Public-address announcer Bob Sheppard would introduce him as "The greatest living Yankees player."

  • June 23, 2008 - NY Times
    Going Back, Back, Back to 1939: The only two surviving players from the first All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium reflect about being on the field with baseball legends like Joe DiMaggio and Bill Dickey.

  • May 24, 2008 - USA Today
    MVP DiMaggio leads 1938 squad past 1998 in Game 7: Joe DiMaggio had three hits and two RBI as the 1938 Yankees claimed the title as the greatest Yankee team of all time with a thrilling 7-6 victory over the 1998 squad in Game 7 of our simulated Yankee Series.

  • May 22, 2008 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
    Texas Rangers notes: Millwood passes another test:

    MINNEAPOLIS—The injured groin of Kevin Millwood passed yet another test Wednesday, and Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said the right-hander could be activated from the 15-day disabled list in time to start the opener of the next homestand May 30.

    Washington and pitching coach Mark Connor put Millwood through a battery of fielding tests, which included covering first base. Millwood said everything went“great,”and Washington didn’t notice any problems.

    “He’s doing everything now what he’s required to do,”Washington said.“He moved pretty well. It’s just a part of the process.”

    Millwood will throw a bullpen session Thursday, and the coaches will determine if he needs to make a rehab start this weekend.

    Mathis on Sunday

    Allowing nine runs during his first major-league start Tuesday did not cost Doug Mathis a second start.

    Ron Washington said the right-hander will take the mound Sunday at Cleveland after a closer look at Tuesday’s outing revealed that it was better than the statistics might indicate.

    Three of the nine runs Mathis allowed were unearned, and Washington said the Twins received some good fortune by getting hits on some quality pitches from Mathis.

    “There were a couple of plays that if we had made, it would have made a difference also,”Washington said.“We felt like the linescore was skewed a little bit, and he deserves another chance.”

    Catalanotto ailing

    Chris Shelton, a right-handed hitter, was at first base against Twins right-hander Nick Blackburn as platoon partner Frank Catalanotto recovered from a stiff back.

    Ron Washington said Catalanotto’s back had stiffened overnight and that he was available only as a pinch-hitter. The rigors of playing on artificial turf will likely keep Catalanotto out of the lineup Thursday in the series finale.

    Two milestones for Hamilton

    Josh Hamilton was treated to a historical nugget on his 27th birthday Wednesday. He reached 50 career RBI in the American League faster than any player league history.

    His solo homer Monday game him 50 in 45 games, topping the former record of 46 games shared by Joe DiMaggio and Carl Everett. Hamilton bumped his total to 51 in the ninth inning Tuesday.

    DiMaggio and Everett went on to make the All-Star team in 1936 and 2000.

    Briefly

    Right-hander Luis Mendoza estimated that he threw 30 pitches during a bullpen session. But tape had been applied over the blister on his right middle finger, and his return from the disabled list remains uncertain. Wednesday’s effort was to keep his shoulder healthy.

    Chris Shelton’s diving, first-inning stab Tuesday earned him top-play honors onSportsCenter, but Ron Washington didn’t learn of it until just before Wednesday’s game.“I don’t watch ESPN after we lose,”he said.

  • January 21, 2008 - Houston Chronicle
    Homeland pulls for Astros' Tejada through troubled times: What shortstop Miguel Tejada is to the Dominican Republic, Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio once were to the United States. The Astros shortstop has stayed close to his humble roots as he is dogged by allegations in baseball's Mitchell Report.
  • September 29, 2007 - Yahoo!
    Yanks' run of division titles ends at 9 (AP):

    <a href=New York Yankees' Hideki Matsui, right, of Japan, runs toward home to score on a single by Robinson Cano (not shown) as Baltimore Orioles catcher Ramon Hernandez looks on at left during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, in Baltimore. The Orioles won, 10-9 in ten innings." align="left" border="0">

    On a night in which Alex Rodriguez entered his name next to Joe DiMaggio in the Yankees record book, New York formally ended its run of first-place finishes in improbable fashion. Rodriguez hit his 54th homer, drove in four runs and scored twice Friday night against the Baltimore Orioles. But a rare blown save by Mariano Rivera and Boston's win over Minnesota ruined New York's bid to claim the AL...


  • September 11, 2007 - Pittsburg Post-Gazette
    Stats Geek: Littlefield wasn't as bad as Bonifay: Let baseball fans in other cities amuse themselves with silly arguments about whether Mickey Mantle was better than Joe DiMaggio or Stan Musial topped Albert Pujols. ...
  • August 10, 2007 - MLB.com
    Just call him 'Next-Rod': When Hank Aaron stepped away from the game after the 1976 season, the baseball cognoscenti was certain he was taking an unbreakable record into retirement. His 755 homers were seen in the same light as Cy Young's 511 wins and Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hit streak.
  • July 17, 2007 - NY Times
    NYT > Baseball: Nearly 2,500 pages of Joe DiMaggio’s personal journal entries that will be auctioned off reveal the mundane details of his life and the occasionally interesting detours and observations of the baseball legend.
  • July 17, 2007 - NY Times
    [TS] NYC: Hard to Figure: The Drab Legacy of Jottin’Joe: Joe DiMaggio, who was an intensely private man, would probably not be happy that his records of his daily activities are being sold to the highest bidder.
  • July 17, 2007 - USA Today
    DiMaggio's senior-citizen thoughts up for auction: Whitey Ford looked at the stack of 29 binders in amazement, hardly believing Joe DiMaggio ever would have produced the 2,400 pages of diary entries that filled them. "I'm shocked," the Yankees pitching legend and friend of DiMaggio said Monday at a news conference on the purchase and auction of DiMaggio's diaries.

  • July 17, 2007 - Denver Rocky Mountain News
    Diaries echo DiMaggio's shyness; Whitey Ford fills in details: The diary entry is obscure: Befitting the famously guarded personality of Joltin' Joe DiMaggio, it bears only tantalizing hints about his life as a baseball hero and husband of Marilyn Monroe.
  • July 16, 2007 - NY Times
    The Detailed Life of DiMaggio, Minus Juicy Details: Nearly 2,500 pages of Joe DiMaggio’s personal journal entries that will be auctioned off reveal the mundane details of his life and the occasionally interesting detours and observations of the baseball legend.
  • July 16, 2007 - Associated Press
    Joltin' Joe Diaries Echo Shyness, Stress: NEW YORK (AP) -- The diary entry is obscure: Befitting the famously guarded personality of Joltin' Joe DiMaggio, it bears only tantalizing hints about his life as a baseball hero and husband of Marilyn Monroe....
  • July 16, 2007 - FoxSports.com
    DiMaggio diaries detail glory, and stress: Ah, the pressures of a 56-game hitting streak."If I thought this would be taking place," Joe DiMaggio laments in a diary entry about the public relations frenzy, "I would have stopped the hitting streak at 40." The 1991 confession is part of a 2,000-page, 29 volume collection of the New York Yankees icon's diaries, now being offered for saleby Steiner Sports Marketing. The diaries were written between 1982 and 1993.
  • July 16, 2007 - ESPN.com
    DiMaggio diaries recall glory, reveal Joe's stress: Joe DiMaggio's 2,000-page, 29 volume collection of his diaries are now being offered for sale by Steiner Sports Marketing.
  • July 16, 2007 - Yahoo!
    Diaries offer rare insight into DiMaggio (AP): The diary entry is obscure: Befitting the famously guarded personality of Joltin' Joe DiMaggio, it bears only tantalizing hints about his life as a baseball hero and husband of Marilyn Monroe. April 28, 1989: "Up at 5 a.m. ... Book people felt me out with questions pertaining to baseball. Some part of my private life but not too strong on that.
  • July 12, 2007 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
    The Drill: To dream the impossibe dream: When baseball fans discuss unreachable records, they often mention Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak in 1941, a...
  • May 25, 2007 - San Francisco Chronicle
    Winn thinks DiMaggio mark could be broken: Randy Winn's 20-game hitting streak, impressive though it was, would have had to last another eight games merely to reach the halfway point of Joe DiMaggio's record 56 games, which has stood since 1941. Conventional wisdom suggests that record is...
  • May 24, 2007 - MLB.com
    Jeter passes DiMaggio on hit list: On Wednesday against the Red Sox, in an 8-3 win, Derek Jeter passed Joe DiMaggio for sole possession of fifth place on the Yankees' all-time hits list, with 2,215.
  • May 24, 2007 - Yahoo!
    Yanks win, take two of three from BoSox (AP):

    <a href=New York Yankees' Andy Pettitte delivers a pitch in the first inning of the Yankees 8-3 win over the Boston Red Sox in their baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Wednesday, May 23, 2007. " align="left" border="0">

    Andy Pettitte and the New York Yankees kept their focus on the field, capping a busy day with a crisp victory over Boston. Pettitte pitched seven vigorous innings, Hideki Matsui homered off an ineffective Curt Schilling and New York beat the Red Sox 8-3 on Wednesday night. Light-hitting Doug Mientkiewicz also connected and Derek Jeter passed Joe DiMaggio for fifth place on the franchise hits list...


  • April 30, 2007 - Detroit News
    Joe DiMaggio gave former Tiger his first big shot: It was a preseason game in 1949 when Richard"Dick"Kryhoski, a young hopeful looking to make the New York Yankees but who hadn't yet left the bench, caught the eye of legendary outfielder Joe DiMaggio, who pointed him out to manager Casey Stengel and told him to"let the kid play."
  • March 20, 2007 - Yahoo!
    A player in name and spirit: MESA, Ariz. – An Arizona junior college shortstop shares key characteristics with his legendary namesake, Joe DiMaggio
  • February 27, 2007 - NY Times
    Pinstripe Memories: Joe D. From Brooklyn Was Living a Dream: As a bullpen catcher for the Yankees, Joe DiGangi was present for Lou Gehrig’s farewell and Joe DiMaggio’s hitting streak.
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    Joe DiMaggio in the Library

  • Bob Feller's Little Black Book of Baseball Wisdom by Bob Feller
  • The Sports Encyclopedia: Baseball 2001 by Neft, Cohen et al
  • The 100 Greatest Baseball Games by Joe Dittmar
  • Baseball Records Registry by Joe Dittmar
  • Home of the Game: The Story of Camden Yards by Thom Loverro
  • Baseball in World War II Europe by Gary Bedingfield
  • DiMaggio: An Illustrated Life by Dick Johnson and Glenn Stout
  • The Man In The Dugout: Baseball's Top Managers and How They Got That Way by Leonard Koppett
  • The Golden Boy: A Biography of Jackie Jensen by George I. Martin
  • Veeck as in Wreck by Bill Veeck
  • My Turn at Bat: The Story of My Life by Ted Williams
  • You're Missin' A Great Game: From Casey to Ozzie, the Magic of Baseball and How to Get It Back by Whitey Herzog
  • The Ripken Way: A Manual For Baseball And Life by Cal Ripken, Sr.
  • Red Smith on Baseball: The Game's Greatest Writer on the Game's Greatest Years by Red Smith
  • Confessions Of A Baseball Purist: What's Right--and Wrong--with Baseball, as Seen from the Best Seat in the House by Mark Hyman and Jon Miller
  • Yankees Baseball: The Golden Age by Richard Bak
  • That One Glorious Season: Baseball Players With One Spectacular Year by Richard H. Letarte
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