1. Joe DiMaggio: The Streak Dies in Ken Keltner's Glove in Game 57

    Say it’s not so, Joe: The Streak dies in Ken Keltner’s glove. Day No. 57: July 17, 1941. As of July 17, 1941—70 years ago to the day—two months had passed since the great Joe DiMaggio had gone without a hit...

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  2. Joe DiMaggio, Game 56: The Streak Stands at 56, A New Record

    Game 56: July 16, 1941 Cruising into Cleveland, the New York Yankees understood the importance of this three-game series. The Indians were five games back, but a good showing by the second-place club could make it a pennant race again...

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  3. Joe DiMaggio, Game 55: DiMaggiomania and the Two Garbos

    Game 55: July 15, 1941 Actress Greta Garbo made only 27 motion pictures. The Swedish siren, like so many other movie stars—and like Joe DiMaggio in the summer of 1941—was hounded by the public, disturbed by the paparazzi wherever she went...

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  4. Joe DiMaggio's Streak, Game 54: One Streak Continues, One Ends

    Game 54: July 14, 1941 It was July 14, 1941. Thanks to the brilliant pitching of White Sox right-hander Johnny Rigney, the streak was over. No, not The Streak. The Yankees’ winning string was ended at 14 as Chicago thumped New York, 7-1...

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  5. Joe DiMaggio's Streak, Games 52 and 53: He Appears Unstoppable

    Games 52 and 53: July 13, 1941 With 50,387 fans watching, Joe DiMaggio made hitting look easy in the first game of a July 13, 1941 doubleheader with the White Sox . It was the biggest crowd in six years at Comiskey Park...

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  6. Joe DiMaggio's Streak, Game 51: Did He Get a Hit?

    Game 51: July 12, 1941 Dom DiMaggio used to tell the stories of how he sometimes felt like he didn’t exist during his brother Joe’s immortal hitting streak...

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  7. Joe DiMaggio's Streak, Game 50: Joltin' Joe's Presence No Help to Browns' Gate

    Game 50: July 11, 1941 The hottest “ticket” in baseball was Joe DiMaggio—in every major league city except St. Louis...

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  8. Joe DiMaggio's Streak, Game 49: DiMaggio Continues His Roll Against Browns

    Game 49: July 10, 1941 The All-Star Game break gave most Major Leaguers three days of much-needed rest. For Joe DiMaggio—the American League starting center fielder—the spotlight intensified...

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  9. Joe DiMaggio's Streak, Games 47 and 48: Gehrig Memorialized at Yankee Stadium

    Games 47 and 48: July 6, 1941 More than a month before, the Yankees had been given the sobering news of the death of Lou Gehrig. At first, the team was stunned and slid into emotional quicksand...

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  10. Joe DiMaggio's Streak, Game 46: The Nation Turns Its Pensive Eyes to DiMaggio

    Game 46: July 5, 1941 After setting the all-time record for the most consecutive games with a hit, Joe DiMaggio and the Yankees got a schedule break. July 3, 1941, was an off day...

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  11. Joe DiMaggio's Streak, Game 45: DiMaggio Stands Alone in Baseball History

    Game 45: July 2, 1941 As hot as the Yankees were, winning nine of their last 10 games, the city itself was hotter. Temperatures on July 2, 1941 were creeping into the mid-90s...

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  12. Joe DiMaggio's Streak, Games 43 and 44: DiMaggio Ties Keeler's Old Standard

    Games 43 and 44: July 1, 1941 The Boston Red Sox were in town for a Tuesday, July 1, doubleheader with the Bombers. The previous two Tuesday games at Yankee Stadium drew an average of 7,200 fans for St...

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  13. Joe DiMaggio's Streak, Game 41 & 42: Always a Class Act, DiMaggio Feels the Love

    Games: 41 & 42, June 29, 1941 Joe DiMaggio owned the batter’s box. Always had, ever since playing North Beach sandlot ball a decade before. He was almost regal in stance...

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  14. Joe DiMaggio's Streak, Game 40: Get Joe out Once, and Walk Him Each Time

    Game 40: June 28, 1941 Almost 14,000 came to Shibe Park on a brilliant Saturday afternoon, June 28, 1941. Philadelphia pitcher Johnny Babich was a California contemporary of DiMaggio’s...

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  15. Joe DiMaggio's Streak, Game 38: High Drama Against Lowly Browns

    Game 38: June 26, 1941 Joe DiMaggio usually owned St. Louis pitching. Everyone did. But the Browns’ Elden Auker, in his next-to-last season, gave DiMaggio fits. Both he and young Yankee starter Marius Russo were pitching gems on June 26, 1941...

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  16. Joe DiMaggio's Streak, Game 39: DiMaggio-Style, the Streak Continues

    Game 39: June 27 1941 When Joe DiMaggio retired after the 1951 season at age 36, he was spent, by his own standards. When he walked away, he was baseball’s highest-paid player and could have come back for another season at $100,000 or more...

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  17. Joe DiMaggio's Streak, Game 37: Italian Ballplayer Captures Nation

    Game 37: June 25, 1941 In “DiMaggio: Setting the Record Straight ,” the Yankee Clipper’s close friend and attorney during the the last 16 years of his life, Morris ...

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  18. Joe DiMaggio's Streak, Game 36: Pitcher's Integrity Keeps the Streak Alive

    Game 36: June 24, 1941 Bob Muncrief was a strapping country boy from Madill, Oklahoma. The journeyman pitcher, who in 1941 toiled for the lowly St. Louis Browns, is all but forgotten in baseball history...

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  19. Joe DiMaggio's Streak, Game 35: Focus on DiMaggio Streak Escalates

    Game 35: June 22, 1941 “Who Will Stop DiMaggio?” blared the New York Post headline. “Sisler Standard Next Up for Joe,” promised the World Telegram ...

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  20. Joe DiMaggio's Streak, Game 34: No Suspense: DiMaggio Puts 34 in Book Early

    Game 34: June 21, 1941 Joe DiMaggio won nine World Championships in 13 big-league seasons. It was an accomplishment of which he was deeply proud. DiMaggio’s Yankees had won four crowns in his first four years...

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  21. Joe DiMaggio's Streak, Game 33: Yankees Flog Detroit on DiMaggio's Four Hits

    Game 33: June 20, 1941 On June 20, 1941, the U.S. Air Corps was folded into the Army Air Forces (as infantry or artillery divisions were). It was another presidential step in the preparation for our nation’s entry into World War II...

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  22. Joe DiMaggio's Streak, Game 32: Watch Out for the Yankees!

    Game 32: June 19, 1941 Warning for the rest of the American League during the summer of 1941: Be afraid. Be very afraid. On June 19, Joe DiMaggio started to get hot...

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  23. Joe DiMaggio's Streak, Game 31: It All Averages Out in the End

    Game 31: June 18, 1941 Early in the Wednesday afternoon game of June 18, 1941, Joe DiMaggio’s deceiving speed helped him leg out an undisputed infield hit against the White Sox...

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  24. Joe DiMaggio's Streak, Game 30: A "Hit" for the Ages Eclipses Yankee Mark

    Game 30: June 17, 1941 ABC News was still talking about it seven decades later. Sporting News columnists from time to time write about that “single” on June 17, 1941, at Yankee Stadium...

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  25. Joe DiMaggio's Streak, Game 29: Fans Witness DiMaggio's Yankee Record-Tying Hit

    Game 29: June 16, 1941 Understandably, the Monday, June 16 game with Cleveland drew only 12,552 fans that afternoon. People had to go back to work. Rain also contributed to the small throng...

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