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Did a cabbie jinx Joe DiMaggio’s hitting streak?

Joe DiMaggio’s record 56 game hitting streak ended 73 years ago on Thursday. has unearthed this rare radio of DiMaggio talking about the end of the streak, and how a cab driver in Cleveland may have jinxed him by telling him the streak would end. I don’t believe in jinxes, and who knows how much this unassuming comment really mattered to DiMaggio. It’s still crazy to...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: July 17, 1941

In front of more than 60,000 fans at Cleveland Stadium, Joe DiMaggio‘s hitting streak is ended at 56 games. Indians pitchers Al Smith and Jim Bagby Jr., plus sensational plays by third baseman Ken Keltner, stop the “Yankee Clipper”. New York still manages to edge the Indians, 6 – 5. It is said that DiMaggio missed out on a big endorsement deal with Heinz 57 by not...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Now Pitching For the New York Yankees

There is another kind of pitching in baseball, one that has nothing to do with curveballs, strikeouts, or catcher signs. Pitching products is a cornerstone of baseball. As a spokesman, a baseball player uses his fame, personality, and excellence on the baseball diamond as currency of credibility in endorsing products. The New York Yankees, in particular, boast a deep roster of product...
Via The Sports Post
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees: Start hitting stop losing

Joe DiMaggio showing three year old Larry Valencourt how to hold a bat: West Palm Beach, Florida (Photo credit: State Library and Archives of Florida) After losing two of three to the Kansas City Royals over the weekend, the New York Yankees have left me dumbstruck. What else is there left to dissect or suggest, as the answer is pretty simple now that Kendry Morales has signed with...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in History: Joe DiMaggio’s Three Home Run Day

On  May 23, 1948, Joe DiMaggio, New York Yankees center fielder, hit three consecutive home runs to assist in a 6-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians at Cleveland Stadium. The Yankees found themselves down 4-0 at the end of the first inning. Allie Reynolds , who was on the mound for the Yankees, allowed four hits. Gordon hit a single to bring Thurman Tucker home, and was immediately...
Via Grandstand University
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in History: The 56-game Hitting streak of Joe DiMaggio

On May 15, 1941, Joe DiMaggio started a 56-game hitting streak but he could not help his New York Yankees avoid a disastrous 13-1  loss to the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York. DiMaggio’s first inning single brought in Phil Rizzuto for the Yankees only run of the game despite the Yankees getting nine hits by White Sox pitcher, Eddie Smith who stayed on...
Via Grandstand University
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Upton makes amends to fan

Atlanta Braves slugger Justin Upton did his best to make up for the fact his hitless day at the plate ruined a fan's chance to win big in a "Beat the Streak" contest.

Via The Victory Formation
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe DiMaggio’s 1951 World Series ring up for auction

Your opportunity to own a World Series ring that once belonged to the Yankee Clipper Joe DiMaggio is here.  Sports memorabilia auctioneer company Hunt Auctions has obtained Joltin’ Joe’s ring and has placed it up for auction their website.  How the ring was removed from DiMaggio’s possession is anyone’s guess, but there are a couple theories out there. The first is that...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Joe DiMaggio pitching caffeine once again

First, there was that pick-me-up beverage in a can — Jolt.  Now, Arizona Beverages is jumping into the energy drink business with their own caffeine-based drink called "Joltin' Joe" in honor of the all-time baseball great Joe DiMaggio. The ice tea company is preparing to launch the "lightly carbonated espresso drink" in the New York area featuring a picture...
Via The Other Paper
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

BP Unfiltered: The Problem With DiMaggio by R.J. Anderson

Fortune Magazine republishes a piece from their archives weekly. This week, their article of choice deals with the 1946 Yankees. While the focus here is on the Yankees as a business, there are enough basebally tidbits to make it a worthwhile read regardless of your interest in baseball finances. Like this one: At center field the incomparable Joe DiMaggio catches, as Joe...
Via Baseball Prospectus
June 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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