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DiMaggio revealed as first of four on MLB stamps

Posted on: August 8, 2011 12:48 pm
Edited on: August 8, 2011 1:00 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

In conjunction with the U.S. Postal Service, Major League Baseball is releasing four "All-Star" stamps, which will commemorate four players "who were perennial All-Star selections and left an indelible impression on the game." The first stamp was revealed Monday and it is Yankees great Joe DiMaggio. You can view the stamp by clicking here.

DiMaggio played just 13 seasons in the majors, but definitely left his mark. He played in 10 World Series, nine of which the Yankees won. He was a three-time MVP, 13-time All-Star and finished in the top five of MVP voting six times. He's perhaps most famous for his 56-game hitting streak, which still stands as the major-league record and is believed by many to be unbreakable.

The rest of the stamps will be revealed "at a later date," per the MLB press release. The reason for the series of stamps is the Postal Service has launched an initiative to increase interest in stamp collecting as a hobby. Probably a tough sell in this day and age, but hey, to each his own.

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Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: August 9, 2011 3:18 pm
 

DiMaggio revealed as first of four on MLB stamps

Yaz better than Joe D the Yankee Clipper????  HAHAHAHAHAHA....seriously you silly chowda head. Argue Ted Williams vs. Joe D all day, but Yaz, Bench & Ozzie Smith(?) were NOT better than Joe D. Fact.  Ozzie was the greatest fielder ever, so any comparison there is pointless. If it makes you feel better Yaz`s best season the 69 triple crown was on Dimaggio`s level.   



Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: August 9, 2011 1:06 pm
 

DiMaggio revealed as first of four on MLB stamps

OlHoss,

Are you being purposely, perversely provocative or are you just ignorant?  Yaz, Ripken and Ozzie are better players that Joe D?  Yaz was great but not on Joe's level.  Ripken was like Don Sutton--longevity, not transcendant talent, got him in the Hall.  Ond Ozzie?  Ozzie?  Great leather, nice back-flips, but Ozzie???  Even Aaron and Musial don't make the grade, and Bench, Williams and Mays are "maybes."  Ozzie?  Really??  Hoo boy!



Since: Apr 11, 2011
Posted on: August 9, 2011 2:34 am
 

DiMaggio revealed as first of four on MLB stamps

My guess is that Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Cy Young, and Joe DiMaggio are the initial four- but who knows.

Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig have already been issued stamps in their honor.



Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: August 8, 2011 11:46 pm
 

DiMaggio revealed as first of four on MLB stamps

to be on a stamp, you can't be living and you can't have been on a stamp in the last 50 years -- that takes everyone off your list other than spahn and williams. and there's three more to be announced. i'd be surprised if williams weren't one

-- ctr 



Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: August 8, 2011 1:01 pm
 

DiMaggio revealed as first of four on MLB stamps

Not sure what their thinking was.  DiMaggio was a great player, but there were better players with more all star appearences than ol' Joltin' Joe.  heck, there are 4 Yankees with more all star apperarences (Mick, Yogi, Reggie and A-Roid).  And how about this for a list of all stars who were better players and had a bit of an impact on the game:

Aaron, Mays, Musial, Ripken, Yaz, Willimas, Bench, Spahn, Ozzie Smith.

If it were up to me, I'd have put those first 3 and Spahn (to get a pitcher).  Or maybe the Post Office, like much of the media until the last 20 years, didn't realize that most baseball fans do not live in NY, so we don't overrate the Yankees the way they do out their.


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