WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11: JOE DIMAGGIO RETIRES FROM BASEBALL
Profile America — Saturday, December 11th. One of baseball's greatest players — Joe DiMaggio — announced his retirement from the game on this day in 1951. He was the middle of three brothers who each became major league center fielders, the others being Vince and Dom. Joe DiMaggio started with the New York Yankees in 1936, and in his 13 seasons with them was selected for the All-Star Game every season he played. He was the American League's most valuable player three times, and is perhaps best remembered for his remarkable 56 game hitting streak in the 1941 season, a record that still stands. He was voted in to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955. Baseball continues to be very popular, with nearly 80 million fans attending games each season. Profile America is in its 14th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010, t. 1208
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau