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03/05/1936 Joe DiMaggio makes his major-league debut

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Joe DiMaggio - Baseball Hall of Fame Biographies

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Joe DiMaggio Biography: Life and Career of Baseball's Yankee Clipper

DiMaggio made his major league debut in May 1936, batting ahead of Lou Gehrig. The Yankees had not been to the World Series since 1932, but they won the next four Fall Classics. Over the course of his 13-year Major League career, DiMaggio led the Yankees to 9 World Series championships.
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