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June 8, 1941: Games 23 & 24

Posted By Hank Waddles On June 8, 2012 @ 7:13 am In 1940s,1: Featured,Hank Waddles,Yankees | Comments Disabled


The Yankees again took advantage of the St. Louis Browns, this time sweeping both games of the doubleheader by scores of 9-3 [2] and 8-3 [3]. DiMaggio hammered the Brown hurlers in one of his more impressive performances of the season. He homered twice in the opener, then went deep again in the nightcap in addition to a double. He drove in a total of seven runs in the two games. What little kid wouldn’t want to be Joe DiMaggio when he grew up? Elsewhere, Ted Williams fell by the wayside in his efforts to keep pace with DiMaggio’s streak. In a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox, Williams was hitless in both games, stopping his streak at twenty-three straight games.

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[2] 9-3: http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1941/B06081SLA1941.htm

[3] 8-3: http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1941/B06082SLA1941.htm

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