Joe DiMaggio’s Hitting Streak
Date of Event: June 29, 1941
The Yankees were lucky to have Joe Dimaggio on their side in 1941. For the Yankee clipper led the bombers to a pennant that year, and captivated the entire country with a 56 game hitting streak. On June 29, 2941, Joltin Joe’s streak was nearly stopped, not by a pitcher but by a thief.