01:57 PM EDT 08/24/2014
Originally posted 08/13/2014 01:35PM
Originally posted 02/16/2012 08:00AM
Originally posted 04/13/1999 12:00AM
American hero Joe DiMaggio, baseball's legendary "Yankee Clipper," died shortly after midnight today at his home in Harbour Island FL after a six-month battle with lung cancer. DiMaggio, who in 13 seasons led the New York Yankees to 10 American League pennants and nine World Series, was 84. His body will be flown to San Francisco, his childhood hometown, for burial.
Originally posted 01/22/1999 12:00AM
Joe DiMaggio Jr., 57, the troubled son of the baseball Hall of Famer and a pallbearer at his father's funeral in March, died at a hospital in Antioch, Calif., apparently of natural causes, relatives and hospital officials said Saturday. DiMaggio was the only child of Joe DiMaggio and Dorothy Arnold, an actress whom DiMaggio Sr. Smarried in 1939 and divorced five years later. (The elder DiMaggio did not have any children with his second wife, Marilyn Monroe.) Joe Jr., who struggled with substance abuse and homelessness during the last two decades, was estranged from his father and saw him infrequently in recent years. He was divorced and had two adopted daughters who were doted upon by their grandfather.
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