July 17, 1941, Joe DiMaggio’s 56 game hitting streak came to end. This is the glove used by Ken Keltner, third baseman for the Cleveland Indians. Keltner made two spectacular plays and fired to first to get Joe DiMaggio out by a split second on two occasions.

When DiMaggio was asked how deep Keltner was playing him, he remarked, “Deep. My God, he was standing in left field.”

With a slight position adjustment and two exciting fielding plays, Joe DiMaggio, and the nation, had lost its streak.

 

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