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The number 5 is Joe DiMaggio's number. Joe died of Lung Cancer on March 8, 1999 and the team wore the #5 on their left sleeve in memory of Joe for the entire 1999 season. Joe is buried at Holy Cross Cemetary in Coloma, California.

Joe, Jr., DiMaggio's estranged son died later that year at age 57.

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