Five wasn't just his number; He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in '55 and five was the number of times he stole home plate in his career. The number pales in comparison to Ty Cobb's 54 stolen home moves - or his season with eight home-plate steals - but is still an impressive number for an incredibly tricky and daring play.
The Yankee Clipper played his entire career on the Bronx Bombers but his personal life made him nearly as famous as his ability to cover the entire outfield. Joe was, at one point the luckiest man to have ever been born, during his brief marriage to Marilyn Monroe.
Joe and Marilyn in happy times (Image/PicApp)
The couple was married for less than a year but he loved her til the day he died. After she passed in 1962, he arranged for six red roses to be delivered to her grave site three times a week for twenty years and he never remarried. All together now "Awwwww."
Merry Christmas to the family of Mr. Dimaggio. I wish I was in Los Angeles to place half a dozen red roses on Marilyn's grave on his behalf.