GAME 31,June 18,1941:Charlie Keller's [photo] 2 run HR would provide the Yankees' runs in a 3-2 loss to Chicago-and keep the team HR streak going. DiMaggio would leg out another ball blooped over Appling at short-Appling didn't bother to throw to first as DiMaggio was already across the bag. Jimmy Dykes, manager of Chi,would order an IBB on DiMaggio in the first with runners on 2nd and 3rd
GAME 28,June 15,1941:The game was the fastest at the Stadium so far that season - 1 hour, 45 minutes. Red Ruffing[photo] threw a complete game six-hitter to make his record 7-3. DiMaggio clobbered a Jim Bagby pitch into the upper deck in LF to contribute to the 3-2 victory. It was his only hit in three official ABs with a walk.DiMaggio's HR extended the team HR streak to 11 games
GAME 31,June 18,1941:Red Ruffing hit yet another pinch hit for the Yankees in the ninth. In 1941 he ended up with a .400 pinch-hitting average and a .303 season BA. He had 58 pinch hits for his career.His lifetime BA was .269. Remember - Ruffing was a pitcher.