Thursday, June 23, 2016

ANNIVERSARY: Joe DiMaggio's big Inning - June 24 1936

80 years ago on June 24th 1936 Joe DiMaggio had a two Homer, Five RBI Inning. 

2012 Topps Golden Greats #GG-22 Joe DiMaggio 

The event was commemorated on a Topps card a few years back. The front of the card is not very specific about the accomplishment.


2012 Topps Golden Greats #GG-22 Joe DiMaggio (b-side)

The back of the card has all the details.

During the 5th inning of a Yankees 18-11 victory over the White Sox DiMaggio first hit a two run homer off of Ray Phelps followed by a 3 run shot versus Red Evans.

Joe DiMaggio was in his rookie season in 1936, he was playing in his 46th career game. It was his first 2 HR game and the first time that he played Right Field in a major league game. Later that summer on July 31st he would get his first start in his best known location CenterField.

Sources and Links
Phungo Joe DiMaggio HoF Index
Game Dated Cards
Chicago Tribune 1936 06 25


Fuji said...

I can't stand the plethora of insert sets that Topps produces every year with their flagship product. However... I gotta admit sets like these give collectors the opportunity to relive or learn about some awesome baseball history.

deal said...

Fuji, I very much agree. Not sure if the rest of the Golden Greats is this interesting, but did enjoy this one.

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