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Seven-time All-Star third baseman Ken Keltner fashioned a fine major league career, batting .276 over 13 seasons, all but one of which were with Cleveland. However, his legacy will always be what he accomplished on July 17, 1941. With red-hot Yankees first baseman Joe DiMaggio at the plate, Keltner made two terrific back-handed stops to rob the legendary outfielder of two hits, ending his record 56-game hitting streak. This Indians program and ticket stub come from the previous day's game, during which DiMaggio went 3-4 with a walk, game-number 56 of the most famous streak in sports history. The program is scored through the eighth inning and also has a bit of pencil writing on the front and is in overall VG condition. The ticket stub, which is not dated, was found inside the program and has a "45" on it. It is in GD condition with a few stains. DiMaggio batted .408 during his streak with 15 home runs and 55 RBIs. And after his 0-for-3 the following afternoon, DiMaggio hit in another 16 straight games. The first line of his Hall of Fame plaque pays homage to his unforgettable streak.
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