DiMaggio singles to start hitting streak
“I couldn’t have done it without him,” said DiMaggio.
Raising his average from .306 to .375 after the streak, DiMaggio finished the season hitting .357 with a .440 on-base percentage and 30 home runs and led the league in RBI and extra base hits. DiMaggio went on to win the MVP award, beating out Ted Williams who hit .406 that season.
With DiMaggio’s efforts, the Yankees turned their season around, going from fourth to first in the division over the course of his streak. New York went on to win the World Series that season, beating the Brooklyn Dodgers in five games.
Nick Anapolis was a public relations intern at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum