Tag: Joe DiMaggio

Why Joe left town

Why Joe left town

| May 30, 2018 | 3 Comments

By JAMIE JOBB Special to the Martinez Gazette Before he turned three years old, Joe DiMaggio and his family had left Martinez for good. Joe often returned to the town of his birth after he retired from baseball, but San Francisco gets to call itself Joe’s hometown. That’s where Joe and his brothers Vincent and […]

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When’s a Clipper not a Clipper?

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JAMIE JOBB Special to the Martinez Gazette “Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you.” – Paul Simon Baseball recalls Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio as “Joltin’ Joe” but he was also famously known as “The Yankee Clipper”. Understanding this background is key to any baseball fan comprehending the significance […]

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