» July 5, 1935:
Tony Cuccinello, with Brooklyn, and brother Al, with New York, both homer in a game at the Polo Grounds. The next time brothers homer in a game against each other will be on June 30, 1950, when Joe and Dom DiMaggio do it.
» July 30, 1940:
Veteran Lou Finney hits so well for the Red Sox early in the season that manager Joe Cronin must make a place for him in the lineup. With rookie Dom DiMaggio joining Ted Williams and Doc Cramer in the OF, Cronin puts Finney at 1B when Jimmie Foxx volunteers to catch. The experiment lasts but a few games.
» August 2, 1940: In Detroit, the Red Sox pound 14 hits in beating the Tigers, 129. Shortstop Joe Cronin is 4-for-5 and hits for the cycle, the 5th cycle in Sox history. Cronin cycled in 1929, not the first player to cycle twice, but the first to do it a decade apart. His 8th inning homer, off Archie McKain, follows a Doc Cramer triple and ices it for the Sox. Boston also gets homers from Dom DiMaggio and catcher Jimmie Foxx, his 23rd. Ted Williams, pinch hitting in the 4th, draws a walk. Jack Wilson beats Tom Seats, with both pitching in relief.
» August 2, 1942:
At Detroit, the Tigers sweep a pair from the Red Sox, 84 and 62, to knock Boston out of 2nd place. Dizzy Trout wins the opener, helping himself with a 3-run home run. Virgil Trucks wins the nitecap, giving up a 9th inning home run to Ted Williams. Along with Jim Tabor, CF Dom DiMaggio has a homer in the opener, then adds an unassisted DP in the nitecap.
» May 6, 1946:
The Red Sox sweep two games from the Browns in a postponed twinbill, with Boo Ferriss winning the opener 75 behind Ted Williams three RBIs. In the 8th inning of the opener, with George Metkovich on first, Johnny Pesky grounds out on a hit-and-run. He had hit safely 11 times up, one shy of Pinky Higgins major-league record hitting streak. Manager Joe Cronin said Pesky had called the play on his own, and he would have had him hitting away. In the nitecap, Williams scores the winning run in the 9th on Dom DiMaggio's RBI single, and the Sox Joe Dobson comes away with a 54 win. Dom will drive in a record-tying 84 runs hitting in the leadoff spot (87 altogether). The Sox have now won 11 in a row and are three games in front of the Yankees.
» August 9, 1949:
Dom DiMaggio's 34-game hitting streak is on the line against Vic Raschi and the Yankees. Hitless in his first four at bats, Dom hits a sinking line drive in the eighth that his brother Joe catches at his shoetops. The Red Sox win 6-3 to move 5 1/2 games behind the Yankees. Dom had started his streak after going hitless against Raschi.
» June 30, 1950: Joe and Dom DiMaggio both home run in the 102 Red Sox victory over New York in the nightcap of a doubleheader. It has been 15 years since two brothers homered in a game.
» August 28, 1950: At Fenway the Red Sox come back from 100 and 121 deficits to beat the Indians 1514. Bob Feller is the loser, this time in his only relief appearance of the season, coming in for starter Bob Lemon, the ALs winningest pitcher. Dom DiMaggio's two triples and a single pace the offense. It is the second day in a row the Tribe has blown a big lead, losing a seven run yesterday.
» September 9, 1950: The Red Sox advance to within a half-game of the second place Yankees by walloping the A's, 83 and 113. All the Boston runs in the opener are unearned. In game two, a 7-run second inning allows Walt Masterson to coast home as Zarilla, Stephens, and Doerr all homer. Dom DiMaggio steals his 15th: his 15 stolen bases will lead the AL, the lowest total in history.
» September 23, 1950: The Yankees, tied for first place with the Tigers and two games ahead of Boston, open a crucial series with the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. DiMaggio's first inning HR off Mel Parnell is all the scoring needed, as the Bombers win 80. Ed Lopat gives up five hits, including a leadoff triple to Dom DiMaggio.
» October 2, 1950: Dom DiMaggio of the Red Sox is the AL leader in steals with 15, the lowest figure ever recorded and a reflection of the emphasis on heavy hitting throughout the season. The younger DiMag made his contribution there as well, batting a career-high .328, tying for the lead with 11 triples, and leading the AL with 131 runs. His brother Joe led with a .585 slugging percentage despite his August slump. For the second straight year, two Red Sox tie for the top spot in RBIs, as Vern Stephens and Walt Dropo drive in 144 apiece. Last year, Stephens tied with Williams for the lead at 159. Dropo drives in his 144 in just 136 games, the first player to top 100 with more ribbies than games played.
» May 12, 1951: Although Boston's Dom DiMaggio begins his 27-game hitting streak, the longest of the season in the American League, with three hits against the Senators, Washington wins 54.
» June 8, 1951: The Indians repeat history when they stop Dom DiMaggios 27-game hitting streak, just as they ended his brother Joes record 56-game streak 10 years before. The Tribe wins, 71, behind Bob Feller.
» September 14, 1951: Browns rookie Bob Nieman hits two home runs in his first two ML at bats, a record unequaled. They come against Mickey McDermott of the Red Sox, but Boston still wins 96. Boston has homers by Dom DiMaggio, Ted Williams, and Walt Dropo.
» May 12, 1953:
At age 36, Red Sox outfielder Dom "the Little Professor" DiMaggio retires. The younger DiMaggio hit .294 last year, but had just three pinch-hitting appearances this year.
» May 31, 1980: Ken Landreaux goes 0-for-4 in Minnesota's 111 loss to the Orioles Scott McGregor, ending his hitting streak at 31 consecutive games. It is the longest streak in the American League since Dom DiMaggio's 34-game streak in 1949.
» August 19, 1987: Paul Molitor collects four hits to extend his hit streak to 34 games and tie Dom DiMaggio for 11th spot on the all-time list. The Brewers beat Cleveland 132. Rob Deer has a grand slam for the Brewers, and tomorrow will hit anotherjust the 11th player in history to hit grand slams in consecutive games.