Lucky To Be A Yankee.

"A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example": First Edition of Joe Di Maggio's Lucky To Be A Yankee; Inscribed by Him

Lucky To Be A Yankee.

DI MAGGIO, Joe [DiMaggio].

$1,400.00

Item Number: 107322

New York: Rudolph Field, 1946.

First edition of this early autobiography by Joltin Joe Di Maggio. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in a contemporary hand, “To Dick- Hope the start of a good Pic Book! Best alwasy Joe Di Maggio.” Foreword by Grantland Rice. Introduction by James A. Farley. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Most desirable signed by this baseball legend.

Joe DiMaggio nicknamed "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper", was an American Major League Baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career for the New York Yankees. He is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak (May 15 – July 16, 1941), a record that still stands. At the time of his retirement, he ranked fifth in career home runs (361) and sixth in career slugging percentage (.579). He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955, and was voted the sport's greatest living player in a poll taken during the baseball centennial year of 1969.

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