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!
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.
5/4/2009 7:38:04 PM
yes, I know I made a mistake with the apostrophe s.
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.
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
5/5/2009 5:43:09 PM
Didn't hurt that he played on all those pennant winning Yankees teams also...
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