Tom Heinrich, New York Yankee Outfielder 1937-1950, on Joe's hold out
Well, I'm going to tell the truth. Getting money out of Ed Barrow was a doggone tough situation. And DiMaggio wanted money because he's the best ballplayer at the time. And Ed Barrow did say to him, that's all you're going to get. Ruppert supported Barrow and they told DiMaggio if you don't want to play -- I think it was 25 -- if you don't want to play for 25, go on out to San Francisco and sit there or go fishing with your dad. That type of thing. That's brutal isn't it? When you're not to give in for a little bit like that, I don't blame him for getting mad.