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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. MLB.com 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 The Outside Corner
July 18, 2014  |  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?
July 17, 2014  |  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
July 02, 2014  |  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

Fantasy911.com’s Free ‘Beat The Streak’ Contest Features $10K Payout

Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak might never be snapped, but baseball fans can score some serious dough by surpassing his legendary mark by making just a few lucky clicks each day. Fantasy911.com is hosting a free “Beat the Streak” contest, challenging fans to go on their own “hitting streak” by selecting one MLB player each day. If the selected player gets a hit...
Via NESN.com
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in History: The Yankee Clipper’s Debut

On March 16, 1936, Joe DiMaggio hit the ground running in his debut with the New York Yankees in a 8-7 exhibition loss to  the St. Louis Cardinals at Waterfront Park in Louisville. The game was in front of 2,000 people including  National League president Ford Frick. DiMaggio scored twice and had four hits in five at-bats. He was third in the lineup and could be found in center...
Via Grandstand University
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankee Greats – Joe DiMaggio

Larry Noyes New York Yankees Writer One of the greatest New York Yankees of all-time, Joe DiMaggio, was born on November 25, 1914 to Giuseppe and Rosalia DiMaggio. He is the eighth of nine children. Joe moved to San Francisco when he was a year old. His father was a fisherman, and hoped that someday his boy’s would become fisherman too. But Joe and his brothers had brighter futures...
Via TopSportsReport
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Remembering Jerry Coleman; A Baseball Player And Human Treasure

Most every organization has their own Ralph Kiner, a legendary figure who didn’t carve out his career with the New York Mets, but became to define the franchise in the broadcast booth. The San Diego Padres’ Kiner was Jerry Coleman, who played second base for the Yankees, spanning the end of the Joe DiMaggio and beginning of the Mickey Mantle eras. He was so much more than a guy...
Via New York Mets Report
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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