On This Date In History: May 3, 1936 The Yankee Clipper Debuts

Seventy three years ago today Joe DiMaggio made his major league debut.  The game was played at Yankee Stadium against the St. Louis Browns.  Joe had a triple and two singles and the Yankees won 14 - 5.  Just a small hint at the big things to come.

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5/4/2009 5:42:59 PM

Ted Williams got ripped off for the 1941 MVP award that went to DiMaggio. Teddy Ballgame hit .406 (!!!!) that year and had better overall stats:



What's probably the most impressive is that they only combined for 40 strike outs, incredible when you know Ryan Howard struck out 5 times that much last year.

*Williams also got ripped off in '47 when he won the Triple Crown but they gave it to DiMaggio again!

Andrew Basenfelder | Reply

5/4/2009 6:59:28 PM

So what are you trying to say? That Ted Williams's is better than DiMaggio?  Did "a nation turns its lonely eyes to Ted Williams?"  That's all I'm saying.

Joe Staous | Reply

5/4/2009 7:38:04 PM

yes, I know I made a mistake with the apostrophe s.

Joe Staous | Reply

5/5/2009 11:01:52 AM

All respect to DiMaggio, but if Williams was on the Yankees and the Clipper on the Red Sox, we might think differently.

Andrew Basenfelder | Reply

5/5/2009 4:54:06 PM

Who was doing the voting...the press...known fact that Williams and the press did n't get along. On the other hand--
DiMaggio was loved

Jared Wheeler | Reply

5/5/2009 5:43:09 PM

Didn't hurt that he played on all those pennant winning Yankees teams also...

Andrew Basenfelder | Reply

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