The 50 Greatest Moments in New York Yankees History

5. DiMaggio's Hit Streak

Date: 05/14/1941 to 7/16/1941
Baseball's different. You have to do it day in and day out, so the occasional off day is expected. Which makes what Joe DiMaggio did in the late spring and summer of 1941 one of the most impressive records in sports history. Between May 14 and July 16, Joe played in 56 games, and recorded a hit in every one. One hit a day isn't so tough, right? Well, in the 70+ years since, only one player, Pete Rose, has gotten within 12 of DiMaggio's mark, and in that same time, only one player, Derek Jeter, has recorded a hit in as many as 54 of 56 games. It's only fitting that one of the greatest records in baseball belong to a player who played for its greatest team.

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