A sympathic run-through of DiMaggio's life and career, this is somehow guleter in tone than Schoor's other baseball...

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JOE DIMAGGIO: The Yankee Clippes

A sympathic run-through of DiMaggio's life and career, this is somehow guleter in tone than Schoor's other baseball biographies have been. There is less adulation and the facts are allowed to speak more for themselves. As a fisherman's son in San Francisco, DiMaggio knew a discordant childhood because he did not want to folow in the family business and, through his successful years as a player, there runs a nots of sadness for he seemed a basically lonely man. The reasons for it are not as fully examined as they might have been but the appraisal seems frank as far as it goes and of course there is plenty of training and stadium description for the fans.

Pub Date: Oct. 15, 1956

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Messner

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1956