Posted Jul 16, 2012By vwilliams
July 16, 1941 – Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that still stands as a MLB record.
Joseph Paul “Joe” DiMaggio nicknamed “Joltin’ Joe” and “The Yankee Clipper”, was an American Major League Baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career for the New York Yankees. He is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak (May 15 – July 16, 1941), a record that still stands.DiMaggio was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955.
A three-time MVP winner and 13-time All-Star, DiMaggio is the only player to be selected for the All-Star Game in every season he played. During his thirteen years with the Yankees, the club won ten American League pennants and nine World Series championships.
At the time of his retirement, he ranked fifth in career home runs (361) and sixth in career slugging percentage (.579). He was voted the sport’s greatest living player in a poll taken in the baseball centennial year of 1969.
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