Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Joe Dimaggio

On this date in 1938, Joe Dimaggio is named the AL MVP.

"The phrase 'off with the crack of the bat' while romantic is really meaningless, since the outfielder should be in motion long before the sound of the bat meeting the ball."


jacobmrley said...

This is one of the few quotes from DiMaggio that doesn't make him sound like a jackass. For all his personal faults, he was a hell of an outfielder.

Contrary Guy said...

Actually true as many people are not familiar with his difficult personality.

jacobmrley said...

He had Paul Simon as his PR guy all these years. Anyone who ever had to deal with Joe on a personal level in his life has horror stories. Plus, it was his insistence that he be introduced as the "greatest living ballplayer" which really should tell you all you need to know about the man.