Yankees Hall of Fame outfielder who was named to 13 All-Star games, won 9 World Series, and was named AL MVP 3 times.
His father wanted him to be a Fisherman, but he became a ballplayer instead.
He set an MLB record with an amazing 56-game hitting streak that many believe will never be broken.
He was married to Marilyn Monroe from 1954 until 1955. He had a son named Joseph III with his first wife Dorothy Arnold. His brothers Dom and Vince also became MLB outfielders.
He set a Yankees rookie record by hitting 29 home runs in his first year in the MLB, a record that stood until Aaron Judge broke it in 2017.