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Yankees Legend Joe DiMaggio To Be Honored On Forever Stamps

Joe DiMaggio (credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Joe DiMaggio (credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Four of baseball’s most revered Hall of Famers are being honored on Forever Stamps by the U.S. Postal Service.

New York Yankees great Joe DiMaggio, Boston Red Sox slugger Ted Williams, Willie Stargell of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Larry Doby of the Cleveland Indians will be honored on stamps to be available nationwide July 20.

The four men also will be feted in Cooperstown on that day as part of opening-day festivities for Hall of Fame weekend, when former Cincinnati shortstop Barry Larkin and Chicago Cubs slugger Ron Santo get inducted.

The stamps were designed by artist-illustrator Kadir Nelson of Los Angeles, and are based on historic photographs. Phil Jordan of Falls Church, Va., served as art director.

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