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June 22, 1941: Game 35

Posted By Hank Waddles On June 22, 2012 @ 11:52 am In 1940s,1: Featured,Hank Waddles,Yankees | Comments Disabled


It took a while, but in the sixth inning DiMaggio stepped up to the plate and killed two birds with one stone as he sent a home run to right, bringing his personal hitting streak to thirty-five games and stretching the Yankee home run streak to a major-league record eighteen games in a row. The homer gave his team a brief lead, but the Yanks would need a two-out ninth-inning rally (which included a DiMaggio double) to earn a 5-4 win [2].

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