Did you know that today in 1934, the Yankees purchased Joe DiMaggio from San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League. The son of Italian immigrants will be one of the three brothers to play in the major leagues.

Joe DiMaggio, born on November 25, 1914 in Martinez, California, was a true baseball legend. To read more on this retired player, you can click here or visit our Spotlight on Retired Players section and click on Joe DiMaggio.

The Yankees also signed Pascual Perez to a three-year, $5.7 million contract in 1989. The free-agent deal will prove to be disastrous for New York when the right-handed starter spends 150 weeks on the disabled list, and MLB suspends him for the entire 1992 season after failing another drug test.

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