Friday, July 01, 2016

Joe DiMaggio makes it to 44


Joe DiMaggio got # 43 & # 44 in a double header against Boston.   

He was now one behind Willie Keeler for the longest streak in the majors ever.

DiMaggio hit .408 during the streak (91-for-223), with 15 home runs and 55 RBI.


Here are some additional details about the streak:
He homered for his only hit vs. Boston on July 2.
The St. Louis Browns gave up the most hits -- 22 in 12 games.
Indians reliever Joe Krakauskas, a native of Quebec, was the last pitcher to yield a hit to DiMaggio during the streak. 
When the streak began on May 15, the Yanks were 14-14, 5 1/2 games behind Cleveland in fourth place. After Game No. 56 of the streak, the Yankees were 55-27 and first place with a 6-game lead over Cleveland. DiMaggio never bunted for a hit during the streak.
They called him "Joltin' Joe DiMaggio: 



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