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A.L. Central Update

September 4, 2016

The Cleveland Indians have won all 5 games since returning home, after losing three of four games to the top ranked Texas Rangers, last weekend in Arlington, Texas.

Meanwhile, the second place Detroit Tigers lost at Kansas City last night, which snapped their winning streak at 4 games. The Indians’ division lead is five and a half games.

When one thinks of streaks and Cleveland, the great 56 game hitting streak of Joe DiMaggio comes to mind.

It was in Cleveland that Indians’ third baseman, Ken Keltner made two excellent plays in the game, that ended the streak.

“The Great DiMaggio” as he was referenced in Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea,” went on to hit in 16 consecutive games after the 56 game hitting streak ended.

 

Oakland Athletics vice president Joe DiMaggio, right, has reunion last night with Ken Keltner, the former Cleveland Indians third baseman who twice threw out the former Yankee on July 17, 1941, when DiMaggio's 56-hit game hitting streak was halted.

Ken Keltner and Joe DiMaggio pictured, left to right, above.

 

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