This day in baseball: The union of Monroe and DiMaggio

On January 14, 1954, Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio and actress Marilyn Monroe eloped and got married in San Francisco City Hall.  While the romance between the two superstars captivated the nation, it proved to be a doomed union, almost from the get go.  In October 1954, only 274 days after they were married, the couple divorced.

Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe on the cover of Now Magazine, January 1954 issue (Wikimedia Commons)

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