Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1955
Joe DiMaggio is remembered as one of the game's most graceful athletes -- a picture player both at bat and in center field. Many rate his 56 consecutive-game hitting streak in 1941 as the top baseball feat of all time. The Yankee Clipper used an unusually wide stance in winning two batting championships and three MVP Awards. In 13 seasons, he amassed 361 homers, averaged 118 RBIs annually and compiled a .325 lifetime batting mark. At baseball's 1969 centennial celebration, he was named the game's greatest living player.