July 1, 1941: Joe DiMaggio ties the record held by (Wee) Willie Keeler of the Baltimore Orioles (1897) by extending his hitting streak to 44 games.
DiMaggio extended his hitting streak to a jaw-dropping 56 games. During this unbelievable stretch, he went 91-for-223 (.408) with 15 home runs, and 55 RBIs.
After the streak ended on July 17, DiMaggio had a hit in his next 16 games. It's pretty safe to say that 72 out of 73 games with a hit is something we will probably never see again.
All-time hits leader Pete Rose has the closest in the meantime with a 44-game streak in 1978.
DiMaggio is the only player to make the All-Star team in every season he played (13).
He won three AL MVPs, and helped guide the Yankees to nine World Series titles.