Joseph Paul (Joe) DiMaggio - born in Martinez, nicknamed Joltin' Joe and The Yankee Clipper was an American Major League Baseball center fielder who played his entire career for the New York Yankees. Cause of death, lung cancer.
July 9 1937 Joe DiMaggio hits for the first of his two career cycles as he hits two home runs a triple a double and a single helping the Yankees maul the Senators DiMaggio will accomplish this feat again in
April 1939 - New York Yankees Lou Gehrig leaps over a bat held by Joe DiMaggio during spring training. Lou Gehrig played his last game on this day with the Yankees. He had previously played in consecutive games. (Sporting News Archives)