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Joe DiMaggio’s Streak, Game 33: Yankees Flog Detroit on DiMaggio’s Four Hits

class="Headline">Game 33: June 20, 1941

On  June 20, 1941, the U.S. Air Corps was folded into the Army Air Forces (as infantry or artillery divisions were). It was another presidential step in the preparation for our nation’s entry into World War II.

“The Germans are getting their asses kicked in Russia,” Vic Ruppone told childhood friend Earle Lewis. “We’ve got to go.”

Lewis and Ruppone, both of whom attended Lincoln High in Jersey City, N.J., had tried to join the Marine Corps a month before. Both men were strapping—each standing 6'5" and athletic. The Marines, however, rejected both: too tall.

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