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June 25, 1941: Game 37

Posted By Hank Waddles On June 25, 2012 @ 10:39 am In 1940s,1: Featured,Hank Waddles,Yankees | Comments Disabled

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DiMaggio didn’t wait nearly as long as he had the previous day to keep his streak alive. He smashed a two-run homer to left in the fourth inning, extending the team streak to twenty straight games with a homerun and moving his number to thirty-seven in a row. He was now only four games shy of George Sisler’s 41-game streak. The homerun was DiMaggio’s 16th long ball of the year, and it moved him into first place in the American League in that category. Building on this early lead, the Yanks went on to top the Browns, 7-5 [2], and moved into a tie with Cleveland for first place in the American League.

[Photo Credit: Carl Mydans]


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