Joe Dimaggio day at yankee stadium On October 1, 1949, The Bronx Bombers stage a Joe DiMaggio Day at the Bronx ballpark, showering the future Hall of Fame outfielder with an unprecedented haul that includes two cars, a boat, three hundred quarts of ice cream, and a cocker spaniel. The superstar tells the capacity crowd, which includes his mother and brother Dom, a member of the visiting Red Sox, “I like to thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee.”