Baseball's unbreakable record

Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak turns 70 years old

Originally Published: May 15, 2011
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

It started innocently enough. Hitting streaks always do.

You think the great Joe DiMaggio ever imagined that seven decades later, we'd still be talking about a first-inning single in a 13-1 loss on a Thursday afternoon in May of 1941? He'd figure we'd have better things to do, more important stuff to talk about.

But it was that nondescript hit, exactly 70 years ago, that started it all -- the legendary 56-game hitting streak that would one day become the coolest, most romantic ...

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