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July 5, 1941: Game 46

Posted By Hank Waddles On July 6, 2012 @ 7:57 am In 1940s,1: Featured,Hank Waddles,Yankees | Comments Disabled


Now that DiMaggio had eclipsed all existing records, his streak began to be viewed differently. Instead of debating whether or not he could catch Sisler or Keeler, baseball fans were now watching him intently, wondering how long the streak would last. It would last at least another day. The Philadelphia A’s were in New York for the start of a three-game series, and the Yankees took the opener easily by a 10-5 score [2]. DiMaggio homered in the first inning (one of five Yankee home runs on the day) to extend his streak, but it would be his only hit of the afternoon. Smoke ‘em if you’ve got ‘em.

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