What happened in Joe DiMaggio’s first at-bat in the majors?

In DiMaggio’s first game in the majors, an exhibition game between the New York Yankees and the St. Louis Cardinals on March 17, 1936, DiMaggio collected four hits on the day, including a triple, but the Yanks ended up losing the game, 8-7.

Because he burned his foot in a diathermy machine during spring training, DiMaggio didn’t play in his first official game until May 3, 1936. In his first at-bat, he lined the second pitch into left field for a single, the first hit in his illustrious career. He went on to add two more hits, a single and a triple, and helped the Yankees defeat the St. Louis Browns 14-5.