One of the greatest outfielders of modern baseball, Joe DiMaggio, the “Yankee Clipper,” began his career with the San Francisco Seals in 1932. Hitting safely in 61 consecutive games, which set a Pacific Coast record, he joined New York Yankees in 1936. In 1941, he set the all-time major league consecutive game hitting streak at 56. DiMaggio hit 361 home runs, including 8 World Series homers and compiled a lifetime average of .325. Named American League’s Most Valuable Player 1939, ’41 and ’47, he held numerous batting and World Series records. He was All-Star team choice in 1937-42, 1947 and1948 and was elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1955.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.
Plaque location: SFO Gate 88