Wednesday, December 11, 2013
On this date in 1951, Joe DiMaggio retires.
"Joe DiMaggio seldom showed emotion. One time after striking out, he came into the dugout and kicked the ball bag. We all went "oooh". It really hurt. He sat down and the sweat popped out of his forehead and he clenched his fists without ever saying a word. Everybody wanted to howl but he was a god. You don't laugh at gods." - Jerry Coleman