Monitor: The New York press on the death of Joe DiMaggio, the Yankees baseball player
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Wednesday 10 March 1999
The New York Times
FOR 15 glorious years, Joseph Paul DiMaggio was the pride of New York. Yankees fans of all ages idolised him and wanted to be like him. They cheered when he married Marilyn Monroe and felt his pain when the marriage disintegrated. After his retirement, he zealously guarded his privacy - even in an age when he could have made a fortune by writing a tell-all book - yet still remained a public figure. Glorious though they may be, we now only have our memories of the Yankee Clipper. Joltin' Joe has left and gone away.
New York Post
MAYBE MICHAEL Jordan will be the one someday. Maybe, when the young are old, when Jordan is in his eighties, he will be the standard against which all other grace is measured, the way it was measured against Joe DiMaggio for more than 60 years in America. The way singers are compared to Frank Sinatra, and dancers to Astaire. Just not today. The great DiMaggio is still the standard today. We still measure all possible grace in sports against him, in death as we did in life.
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