Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio didn't seem impressed when his wife Marilyn Monroe performed for 100,000 troops--and had a GREAT one-liner when she told him about it
Joe DiMaggio is one of the greatest winners in sports history. In his 13 seasons, DiMaggio would play in 10 World Series and win nine of them, including his first four seasons. He was voted MVP three times and was an All-Star for all 13 seasons he played. To this day he holds the record for the longest hitting streak at 56 games, and retired as fifth on the all-time Home run list. DiMaggio was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955 with close to 89% of the vote.
But what non-baseball fans know him for is his short marriage to the famous sex symbol Marilyn Monroe. Monroe filed for divorce only nine months after their marriage, but they did become friends again later when DiMaggio secured her release from a psychiatric facility in 1961.
Perhaps the most famous quote of their marriage is when Monroe returned from performing for troops in Korea. Monroe retuned and said "you never heard such cheering!" To which the man who played in 51 World Series games replied, "yes I have."
DiMaggio actually took a break in the middle of his career to join the Air Force in 1943, but was treated with special privileges the entire time. DiMaggio was embarrassed by this special treatment and even demanded to be put into combat, but was denied.