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Joe DiMaggio’s Streak, Game 30: A “Hit” for the Ages Eclipses Yankee Mark

class="Headline">Game 30: June 17, 1941

ABC News was still talking about it seven decades later. Sporting News columnists from time to time write about that “single” on June 17, 1941, at Yankee Stadium.

The Walrus, a Canadian publication stirred the pot eight years after Joe DiMaggio died in 1999. And Kostya Kennedy’s book 56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports devotes a whole chapter to that ground ball: “Everybody Needs A Little Luck.”

So, about this hit extending The Streak to 30 straight—what’s so controversial?

DiMaggio was 0-for-3 when he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the eighth ...

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