Book people felt me out with questions pertaining to baseballJoltin' Joe's journal up for auction Jul 17, 2007
He was a mountain of a man. He had a great presence. He was a tough customer. I was fortunate to have met him and have been in his company. He loved talking about hitting. I was lucky to have sat next to him for an entire game once and he talked about hitting throughout the entire game. He once told me that he thought Paul O'Neil was perhaps one of the best hitters in baseball and I know Paul took that very personally. Something that meant a lot to Paul. He was more than baseball though, I think it was Bob Costas who said John Wayne played Ted Williams in all of his movies. He was a special guyWilliams remembered as American icon Jul 05, 2002
Ted was like John Wayne. He was a man's man. As a Hall of Famer, every time you went to the Hall of Fame, you wanted Ted to be there, as it put a stamp of approval on your being there. His being at my induction was the stamp of approval I neededWilliams remembered as American icon Jul 05, 2002
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Joseph Paul "Joe" DiMaggio (November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999), nicknamed "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper," was an Italian American Major League Baseball center fielder.
He played his entire 13-year Major League Baseball career for the New York Yankees. He was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955. He was the middle of three brothers who each became major league center fielders, the others being Vince and Dom.