"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice

June 2, 1941: Game 19

The Yankees attempted to complete a sweep of their series against the Indians but were faced with the daunting task of hitting against one of the league’s hottest pitchers, Bob Feller. Coming into the game he hadn’t allowed a run in twenty-nine straight innings, and although the Yankees snapped that string in the second, Feller was still able to earn his eleventh win of the young season as the Indians came out on top, 7-5. DiMaggio had a single and a double on this day, and back in his hometown, the¬†San Francisco Chronicle¬†picked up on the streak for the first time. Soon enough, every paper in the country would be tracking DiMaggio’s progress.

Categories:  1940s  1: Featured  Hank Waddles  Yankees

Tags:  joe dimaggio  The Streak

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