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Grandstanding: Morris Engelberg represents the Joe DiMaggio estate, which has not been an easy job recently. First, a Sotheby’s auction of the late Yankee center fielder’s relics whiffed big time — canceled after low bids. Then he unsuccessfully put his hand up to stop San Francisco officials, who, with the support of Joe D’s 83-year-old brother Dominick, wanted to rename a recreational center in the North Beach area for the Yankee Clipper. Engelberg objected that the city had previously offered more substantial monuments and that this meager one honored only their ongoing re-election campaigns. “The legalities I don’t really know. But morally if you say no, you don’t want your name on something — then don’t put the guy’s name up there,” says the Hollywood, Fla., lawyer. On April 12, the city did it anyway. Engelberg simultaneously had to face a beaning from Dom, a former Boston Red Sox player and current San Francisco landlord. “He may have a law degree, but he never faced Bob Feller,” says Dom. Responds the esquire, “You tell Dominick DiMaggio he never came from P.S. 103 in Brooklyn. I was raised in the schoolyard. I lived in the schoolyard. From that schoolyard came Sandy Koufax, Buddy Hackett, [basketball player and coach] Billy Cunningham.” And, busier than the rest of them, Morris Engelberg.

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