Son of Italian Fisherman Came to Symbolize America’s Baseball Best

Dec 28, 2019 1274

BY: Al Bruno

How does an immigrant, Italian fisherman rear, endear, and ultimately prepare his gifted son to rewrite most of American baseball records and somehow rise up from the murky depths of the unforgiving sea to net and symbolize America’s, baseball best in grace and power? 

That’s the incredible story of Joe DiMaggio, a first-generation Italian kid, working the shores of Fisherman’s Wharf, in northern San Francisco, from dawn-to-dusk, with his four brothers and by order of Papa DiMaggio. DiMaggio gloriously experienced and benefitted from the American dream, the postwar promise, for himself and for his financially-challenged family of 11.

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