Tuesday, July 17, 2012

On this day... The Streak ends at 56

On this day in 1941 ... thanks to the outstanding defensive work of Indians' third baseman Ken Keltner, Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak ends in Cleveland's Municipal Stadium in front of 67,000 fans.

The 'Yankee Clipper ' batted .408 during his record breaking streak. He will begin another streak that will last 17 games, extending the remarkable span of hitting safely to 73 of 74 games.

When Keltner met DiMaggio years later after both men had retired, Joe signed a ball for him, inscribing it "To the culprit."


jacobmrley said...

While I am never one to get too choked up about Joe D's streak, I do like that the day after the streak ended, DiMaggio started another streak that lasted 17 games. That means he hit safely in 73 of 74 games. Without Keltner, it could have been a 74 game hit streak.

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