1941 FILE PHOTO OF NEW YORK YANKEES JOE DIMAGGIO

WAS0:SPORT-BASEBALL-DIMAGGIO:NEW YORK,24NOV98 - FILE PHOTO 1941 - Hall of Fame baseball player Joe DiMaggio is on life support in a Florida hospital while receiving treatment for lung cancer, WPIX-TV in New York reported late November 23. The station, which televised New York Yankees games for nearly 50 years, cited three anonymous sources saying DiMaggio underwent surgery recently for removal of a cancerous tumor on his lung. DiMaggio, who turns 84 on Wednesday, was admitted to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida, on October 12th. No one was available at the hospital early Tuesday to confirm the report. (B/W ONLY ) sv/Photo courtesy National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown  REUTERS ORG XMIT: WAS04
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( BASEBALL HALL OF FAME / REUTERS / November 17, 1998 )

WAS0:SPORT-BASEBALL-DIMAGGIO:NEW YORK,24NOV98 - FILE PHOTO 1941 - Hall of Fame baseball player Joe DiMaggio is on life support in a Florida hospital while receiving treatment for lung cancer, WPIX-TV in New York reported late November 23. The station, which televised New York Yankees games for nearly 50 years, cited three anonymous sources saying DiMaggio underwent surgery recently for removal of a cancerous tumor on his lung. DiMaggio, who turns 84 on Wednesday, was admitted to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida, on October 12th. No one was available at the hospital early Tuesday to confirm the report. (B/W ONLY ) sv/Photo courtesy National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown REUTERS ORG XMIT: WAS04

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