Sunday, July 17, 2011

70 Years Ago Today: Joe Dimaggio's Hit Streak Ends

On the right, Joe D and Ken Keltner at an old timer's game. On the left, Joe has different reasons for strangling Nuni.

It was 70 years ago, on a mild and misty night in Cleveland, before the largest crowd of the 1941 baseball season -- 67,463 in Municipal Stadium -- that Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak came to an end. The game became, in today's parlance, an "instant classic." It would have been destined for countless airings on many sports channels had only there been footage to air.

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