TSN Archives: Dan Daniel introduces Yankees rookie Joe DiMaggio to America

Jun 23, 2021 297

Long before Joe DiMaggio earned the Joltin’ Joe nickname, he was just a kid from San Francisco who wanted to play shortstop. Dan Daniel — himself a Hall of Famer who built his reputation, in part, with his unforgettable reporting on Yankees legend Babe Ruth — was there for DiMaggio’s first spring training with the Yankees.

It's safe to say Daniel was impressed, comparing the 21-year-old rookie to legendary batsman Joe Jackson in a column that introduced the budding star to the American public. Unfortunately, the nickname “Shoeless Joe DiMaggio” never stuck. Fortunately, TSN used a picture of DiMaggio showing off his biceps as the art. Outstanding. 

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