Saturday, April 17, 2010
Esquire Article on Joe DiMaggio
Wonderful little essay on the Yankee Clipper. It was written in 1966. It is mentioned lightly here, but DiMaggio hated the Kennedys for their connection to Marilyn Monroe. A super hare brained theory on the Kennedy assassinations is that when the mob did it, DiMaggio was pushing them to do it for revenge. DiMaggio had so much class that Mickey Mantle could act classless for 25+ years and no one cared because Joltin' Joe was still such a classy NY icon.