Item #JDIM003 Lucky to Be a Yankee. Joe DiMaggio.
Lucky to Be a Yankee

Lucky to Be a Yankee

Hard Cover. New York: Rudolph Field, 1946. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.

First edition, first printing. Signed by DiMaggio in his contemporary, playing days hand to the front endpaper. Original publisher's blue-gray cloth; dust jacket with illustration lettered in red and white and black and white photographs of DiMaggio to the front and rear panel. Very good with some wear and rubbing to the extremities and a few small spots and minor stain; in an unclipped dust jacket with a few tiny chips and wear to the extremities, several small creases and tiny tears, light spotting to rear panel. Overall, a very attractive copy of a very scarce DiMaggio title, especially scarce signed.Lucky to Be a Yankee is a “human, dramatic account of the boy who wanted to sell newspapers, but wound up instead one of the greatest baseball outfielders and hitters the game has ever known” (rear flap). DiMaggio played all thirteen seasons of his career with the New York Yankees and was selected as an All-Star thirteen times. With his exemplary hitting and fielding (he was nicknamed “The Yankee Clipper” because of how he sailed around the outfield) he helped power the Yankees to nine World Series titles. He holds the record for the longest hitting streak, at 56 games, which is considered one of the most statistically remarkable records in all of sports. Outside of baseball, he was known for his high-profile marriage with Marilyn Monroe. DiMaggio was one of the rare athletes that transcended his sport: his association with a bygone era of America was noted in Simon and Garfunkel’s Grammy Award-winning song, “Mrs. Robinson.” Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams said, “His career cannot be summed up in numbers and awards. It might sound corny, but he had a profound impact on the country.”.

Item #JDIM003

Price: $1,500.00

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