I have been a Yankee fan 78 of my 80 years. I don't remember when Joltin' Joe was a rookie and a "goat" as the press cruelly knighted him back in his rookie year. However, Joe went on to an incredible career and it was my privilege to watch my hero in action in his later years prior to number 7, Mickey Mantle taking his place. Not only was Joe DiMaggio a baseball hall of fame legend, he and his brother Vince of the Boston Red Sox were taught the virtue of humility and class as they were brought up by a San Francisco immigrant family. Joe is currently playing center field in God's heavenly New York Yankee team.