Death of Joe DiMaggio

November 25, 1914 - March 8, 1999
Hollywood, Florida | Age 84

Baseball great dies at 84
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Joe DiMaggio, the elegant Yankee Clipper whose 56-game hitting streak endures as one of the most remarkable records in baseball or any sport, died Monday at his home in Florida. He was 84.

DiMaggio, who underwent lung cancer surgery in October and battled a series of complications for weeks afterward, died shortly after midnight, said Morris Engelberg, his longtime friend and attorney.

At DiMaggio's bedside were his brother, Dominic, a former major-league outfielder; two...

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