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DiMaggio's record hitting streak reaches 56

Updated: July 10, 2002, 9:36 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

July 16, 1941

Joe DiMaggio is quick to extend his record consecutive-game batting streak to 56. In the first inning, on the first pitch to him from Cleveland Indians southpaw Al Milnar, DiMaggio rips the ball through the box for a single to center.

Joltin' Joe gets two more hits in the Yankees' 10-3 victory in Cleveland - a pop-fly single to center in the third inning and a long double to left-center in the ninth.

"It's mostly a matter of luck," DiMaggio says ...

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