Chapman's Robert Slayton: Joe DiMaggio and what he meant to America

Aug 28, 2015 837

by Robert Slayton

In this baseball season it is appropriate to celebrate Joe DiMaggio, who would have been 101 this year. One of the greatest baseball figures of his era, he played with grace yet power, creating records still unmatched by newer, better-trained performers.

But Joe DiMaggio gave this country something more. For all his prowess, his fame, the Yankee Clipper remained shy, an introvert. Yet without trying, without signing a single pledge or expressing a proud word, he broadened our understanding of who we were and are.

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Source: http://www.ocregister.com/

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