Sunday, June 19, 2011

Joe D Did Not Like The Cleveland Indians

The Yankee Clipper and Keltner joke around at an OT Day

Okay, I really don't know if that was true. But on this date, June 19,1941, Joe DiMaggio extended his hitting streak to 32 games against the Chicago White Sox. Of course, we know the streak ended at 56 games when third baseman Kenny Keltner and the Indians stopped it.

And a year later, on this exact date, Joe D struck out three times against the Indians' Mel Harder. It was the only time in 1,787 games that the Yankees centerfielder went down on strikes three times in a game. A remarkable feat, but even more remarkable was the fact that he struck out just 369 times in a 13 year career. The Orioles' Mark Reynolds does that in one and a half seasons!

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