- Perhaps best known for his remarkable 56-game hitting streak in 1941 (no other player in major league history has hit in more than 44 consecutive games), Joltin' Joe spent his entire major league career (1936-1951, with a 3-year interruption for an Army stint) with the Yankees. He was voted American League MVP three times, AL batting champ twice (in '39 and '40), AL home run champ twice ('37 and '48), and finished his career with 361 lifetime home runs, 1,527 RBIs and a career batting average of .325. For a remembrance of Joe DiMaggio, click here.
JOE DiMAGGIO: 1914-1999
04/13/1999 AT 12:00 AM EDT