DiMaggio's diaries will go to highest bidder

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DiMaggio's diaries will go to highest bidder

NEW YORK (AP) -- Diaries from Joe DiMaggio are going up for
auction with the bidding starting at one and a-half (m) million
dollars.
The New York Yankees icon wrote the diaries while in his 70's
and even then complained of his celebrity status.
On the frenzy surrounding his 56-game hitting streak the Hall of
Famer says, "If I thought this would be taking place, I would have
stopped the hitting streak at 40."
The 29-volume collection of DiMaggio's diaries contains
two-thousand pages, which were meticulously handwritten between
1982 and 1993.
The pages, in plastic protective sheets, are contained in thick,
black loose-leaf binders that were stacked in the closet of
DiMaggio's lawyer.
DiMaggio died in 1999.

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S: ....FILE....Former New York Yankees star Joe DiMaggio tips his
hat to the cheers of fans attending Old Timers Day July 11,1987, at
Yankee Stadium in New York. A 2,000-page, 29 volume collection of
the New York Yankees icon's diaries, is now being offered for sale
by Steiner Sports Marketing. The Hall of Fame center fielder, who
played for the Yankees from 1936 to 1951, died in 1999.

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