Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak ends.


July 17

1924 – Jesse Haines of the St. Louis Cardinals went 5-0 no-hitter against the Boston Braves.

1925 — Tris Speaker is the 5th player to reach 3,000 hits.

1936 – Carl Hubbell’s two-year 24-game winning streak began as he beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0 on five hits.

1941 – Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak is stopped by the Indians’ Al Smith and Jim Bagby before 67,000 in Cleveland. The Yankees still won, 4-3.

1956 – In Game 2 of a doubleheader against Kansas City, Ted Williams hit his 400th career home run. Williams connected in the sixth inning against Tom Gorman to give the Red Sox a 1-0 win over the A’s.

1966 – Chicago’s Billy Williams hit for the cycle to lead the Cubs to a 7-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 of a doubleheader on Sunday. Williams singled in the first inning, doubled in the third, got an RBI triple in the fifth, homered to center in the seventh and went out to third baseman in foul territory. The Cardinals won Game 1 4-3 in 11 innings.

1969 – Jim Kaat, winner of the Gold Glove for seven consecutive years, was charged with three errors, leading to three unearned runs against the Chicago White Sox. Nevertheless, he won the match at Minnesota 8-5.

1974 – Bob Gibson knocks out Cesar Geronimo of the Reds in the second inning to become the second pitcher in major league history to record 3,000 strikeouts. Cincinnati beat St. Louis, 6-4.

1978 – Texas Rangers’ Doc Medich saved the life of a 61-year-old fan who suffered a heart attack just before a scheduled game in Baltimore. Medich, a medical student, administered CPR until help arrived.

1987 – Don Mattingly became the first AL player to hit at least one home run in each of seven straight games as the New York Yankees thrashed the Texas Rangers 8-4.

1990 – Minnesota became the first team in major league history to hit two triple plays in one game, but it wasn’t enough to defeat Boston as the Red Sox beat the Twins 1-0.

2007 – Ryan Garko hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning and scored the game-winning run in the 11th to give Cleveland a 6-5 win over the Chicago White Sox.

2011 – Dustin Pedroia hit a two-out single in the top of the 16th inning, breaking a scoreless tie and giving the Red Sox a 1-0 victory over the Rays. It was the longest 1-0 game in the majors since the Brewers at Angels on June 8, 2004 went 17 innings.

2016 – Starling Marte hit a solo home run in the 18th inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 in a marathon game that lasted nearly six hours. Pinched hitter Daniel Murphy homered with two out in the ninth inning for Washington.


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