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Joe DiMaggio’s Streak, Games 52 and 53: He Appears Unstoppable

class="Headline">Games 52 and 53: July 13, 1941

With 50,387 fans watching, Joe DiMaggio made hitting look easy in the first game of a July 13, 1941 doubleheader with the White Sox.

It was the biggest crowd in six years at Comiskey Park. Team owner Charles Comiskey was known as tight with his money. Many believe it was Comiskey’s penchant for thrift that led to the Black Sox Scandal in the 1919 World Series.

You could see where Chicago saved money. His outfield had players named Moose and Taffy. Bleacher seats had seen better days. There wasn’t even a public-address system yet. A man with a megaphone roamed the foul lines announcing the hitters and booming the promotions, ...

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