Joe DiMaggio was a baseball player for the New York Yankees from 1936 to 1951. He holds the record for number of consecutive games with a hit (56), in 1941, which is considered one of the greatest achievements in all of sports. He was briefly married to Marilyn Monroe. He is mentioned in the Simon and Garfunkel song Mrs. Robinson.
DiMaggio's father was a fisherman and Joe was raised in a Catholic family of nine children.