The hit streak ended with an 0-for-3 game with a walk, cementing the streak at 56 games. No one has come very close to that record since—the nearest was Pete Rose in 1978, who had a 44-game hitting streak.RANK: 27 LOCATION: Cleveland Stadium | Cleveland, Ohio DATE: 7/17/1941 CATEGORY: MLB

By Verducci
March 02, 2013

On the second pitch of Joe DiMaggio’s first at bat against the Indians, he smashed a liner down the third base line. If third baseman Ken Keltner had been playing in a traditional position, it would have been a double. But he was playing deep and shaded toward the line. He backhanded it and threw DiMaggio out by a step.

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