Pete Rose and Joe DiMaggio once spent 23 days touring Vietnam together, and to say the trip brought two of baseball’s most acclaimed hitters closer together is an understatement.
On Tuesday’s appearance with Mike Francesa, Rose recounted a rather memorable portion of the trip.
“As you may not know, South Vietnam is a jungle,” Rose said. “It’s so hot, you can’t sleep. All of a sudden, Joe says ‘I can’t sleep.’ I said, ‘Joe, we’re not in downtown Saigon, we’re in the damn middle of the jungle.’ He says, ‘I don’t give a darn, I’m Joe DiMaggio, I gotta take a shower.