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Jerry Coleman, New York Yankee Second Baseman1948-1955, on
Joe DiMaggio's legacy

Jerry Coleman Q: If you reflect on Joe's life, what's his place?

A: He's one of those people that to me will be forever a major part of our sporting life, a part of the life in the United States. And whether or not it was his great feats as a ball player or his being a recluse so to speak and being away from people and not sort of extolling himself to the public, or maybe Marilyn Monroe who obviously kept his celebrity going -- I don't know what it was. But I do know this: that when you talk about a giant in our business, the business of baseball, there's nobody even close to him. Even Babe Ruth has disappeared from the limelight after a few years. Joe never left that. He was always there.

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