Sunday, May 15, 2011

Joe Dimaggio's 56 game hitting streak

It was 70 years ago today (May 15, 1941) that Joe Dimaggio went 1-4 in a 13-1 loss to the White Sox that began his incredible 56 game hitting streak. It lasted until July 16. Dimaggio took home the MVP along with the World Series Title. Pretty amazing considering this was the same year Ted Williams hit .406, which is another feat many people don't think will be reached.

It's been 70 years and no one else has even come close. Pete Rose had 44 in 1978 and Paul Molitor hit in 39 consecutive in 1987. Next to Cy Young's 511 wins, this may be a record that is never broken.

But then again... all records are made to be broken.

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