This Date in Baseball History – July 2

Joe DiMaggio

“Joe, Joe DiMaggio,
We want you on our side!”

On July 2nd, 1941, in the sweltering July heat at Yankee Stadium, Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio got a pitch he could drive and pushed his hitting streak into record territory.

Mick Gillispie told the story of DiMaggio’s 45th consecutive game with a hit – and how far he hit it – during the sixth inning of Tennessee’s game with the Montgomery Biscuits on Wednesday.

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The Smokies Radio Network is the official radio network for the Chicago Cubs AA affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies. Daily broadcasts begin with the Pilot-Oscar Mayer pre-game show airing 15 minutes before every game. Following the game the broadcast concludes with the Edward Jones Investments post-game show. The Smokies Radio Network staff includes the Director of Broadcasting Mick Gillispie, Sr. Broadcast Assistant Greg Young, Broadcast Assistant Keith Brake and Broadcast Intern James Rowe.


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