Wednesday, July 17, 2013
On this date in 1941 in front of more than 60,000 fans at Cleveland, partially due to two sensational plays by third baseman, Ken Keltner, Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak at 56 games.
"We lost the ball game, so I wasn't feeling so hot. My wife met me outside the clubhouse and we had a police escort to the parking lot. There were four of them. Joe had a lot of friends in Cleveland and they (the authorities) didn't take any chances." - Ken Keltner