Joltin Joe – The Yankee Clipper – 1941
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the greatest accomplishment in the history of major league baseball. A record that may never be broken. Jolting Joe Dimaggio hit safely in 56 straight games. He hit the ball hard in game 57 but great defense broke his streak. He then hit safely in over 20 more straight games. He could run, throw, catch anything near him (including Marilyn Monroe), but lord could he hit. I think the longest streak since then was Pete Rose with 44 and he didn’t get a Marilyn Monroe and he was banned from the baseball and the Hall of Fame. The Yankee Clipper – 56 straight games – 1941.