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#35 Greatest HR in Yankee History

October 17, 2012

DiMaggio in 1950 (NY Times)

Joe DiMaggio | 3 HR | vs. Washington Senators | 9/10/1950

The Yankees entered the matchup against Washington trailing the Tigers by 1 game in the pennant race.  Once again it was the Yankee Clipper who rose to the occasion, becoming the first player to hit 3 home runs in a single game at Griffith Stadium.

DiMaggio broke a scoreless tie in the 2nd with a leadoff home run off of Sid Hudson.  After the Yanks tacked on 2 runs in the 3rd, Joltin’ Joe struck again with a solo shot off of Hudson, extending the Yankee lead to 4-0.  DiMaggio cracked his 3rd with the game already in hand, unloading on a Mickey Harris pitch and providing the final margin in a huge 8-1 win.  During the game DiMaggio broke the 100 RBI mark for his 9th straight season.  The Yanks would go on to win the pennant and sweep the World Series from the Phillies.

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