DiMaggio played his entire career with the New York Yankees. On his first day he batted ahead of another Yankee legend, Lou Gehrig. As of the 1936 season, the Yankees had not been to a World Series since 1932. They won the next four, and during DiMaggio's 13 year career, the Yankees won 9 World Series.
DiMaggio was the first baseball player to make more than $100,000 (roughly equivalent to $977,000 now) in 1949.