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May 14, 2021

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Joe DiMaggio and his 56-game hitting streak

Eighty years ago Saturday, Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees hit a run-scoring single o pitcher Eddie Smith of the Chicago White Sox. The Yankees didn’t score again for the rest of the day, losing 13-1. But DiMaggio’s single began what would become a streak of 56 consecutive games in which “Joltin’ Joe” recorded a hit. The record still stands and is considered by baseball experts to be an unbreakable record.

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