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DiMaggio Streak Ended Today–July 17, 1941

July 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Baseball History

On this day, 69 years ago, Joe DiMaggio’s legendary hitting streak ended.   Joe DiMaggio holds the Major League Baseball record with a streak of 56 consecutive games.  The “Streak” which began on May 15 and ended July 17. DiMaggio hit .408 during his streak (91 for 223), with 15 home runs and 55 RBIs. After the streak ended, DiMaggio began a 16-game hitting streak. DiMaggio would hit safely in 72 of 73 games, another record.

DiMaggio also had a long hitting streak while playing for the San Francisco Seals of the legendary Pacific Coast League.  In 1933, he hit in 61 straight games.  Joe Wilmoit has the longest minor league streak, 69 games in 1919. For College Division I players, Robin Ventura has the longest streak, 58 straight games in 1987 for Oklahoma State University.  This year, Garret Wittels of Florida International got to 56.

Joltin’ Joe was eventually named MVP for the 1941 season.  The award was somewhat controversial in that Ted Williams hit .406 during the entire season.

Here is Yankee Clipper in a video accompanied by his theme song

Here are all of the streaks in MLB history 30 games or longer.

Rank Player Team Games Year(s)
01 Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees 56 1941
02 Willie Keeler Baltimore Orioles 45 (44) 1896–97
03 Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds 44 1978
04 Bill Dahlen Chicago Colts 42 1894
05 George Sisler St. Louis Browns 41 1922
06 Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 40 1911
07 Paul Molitor Milwaukee Brewers 39 1987
08 Jimmy Rollins Philadelphia Phillies 38 (36) 2005–06
09 Tommy Holmes Boston Braves 37 1945
10 Gene DeMontreville Washington Senators 36 1896–97
11T Fred Clarke Louisville Colonels 35 1895
11T Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 35 1917
11T George Sisler St. Louis Browns 35 (34) 1924–25
11T Luis Castillo Florida Marlins 35 2002
11T Chase Utley Philadelphia Phillies 35 2006
16T George McQuinn St. Louis Browns 34 1938
16T Dom DiMaggio Boston Red Sox 34 1949
16T Benito Santiago San Diego Padres 34 1987
19T George Davis New York Giants 33 1893
19T Hal Chase New York Highlanders 33 1907
19T Rogers Hornsby St. Louis Cardinals 33 1922
19T Heinie Manush Washington Senators 33 1933
23T Harry Heilmann Detroit Tigers 32 1922–23
23T Hal Morris Cincinnati Reds 32 1996–97
25T Jimmy Wolf Louisville Colonels 31 1885–86
25T Ed Delahanty Philadelphia Phillies 31 1899
25T Napoleon Lajoie Cleveland Naps 31 1906
25T Sam Rice Washington Senators 31 1924
25T Vada Pinson Cincinnati Reds 31 1965–66
25T Willie Davis Los Angeles Dodgers 31 1969
25T Rico Carty Atlanta Braves 31 1970
25T Ron LeFlore Detroit Tigers 31 (30) 1975–76
25T Ken Landreaux Minnesota Twins 31 1980
25T Vladimir Guerrero Montreal Expos 31 1999
35T Cal McVey Chicago White Stockings 30 1876
35T Dusty Miller Cincinnati Reds 30 1895–96
35T Elmer Smith Cincinnati Reds 30 1898
35T Tris Speaker Boston Red Sox 30 1912
35T Charlie Grimm Chicago Cubs 30 1922–23
35T Lance Richbourg Boston Braves 30 1927–28
35T Sam Rice Washington Senators 30 1929–30
35T Goose Goslin Detroit Tigers 30 1934
35T Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 30 1950
35T George Brett Kansas City Royals 30 1980
35T Jerome Walton Chicago Cubs 30 1989
35T Sandy Alomar, Jr. Cleveland Indians 30 1997
35T Nomar Garciaparra Boston Red Sox 30 1997
35T Eric Davis Baltimore Orioles 30 1998
35T Luis Gonzalez Arizona Diamondbacks 30 1999
35T Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals 30 2003
35T Willy Taveras Houston Astros 30 2006
35T Moisés Alou New York Mets 30 2007
35T Ryan Zimmerman Washington Nationals 30 2009

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