May 15, 1941- Joe DiMaggio starts 56-game hitting streak


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Seen here is MLB legend and the holder of the MLB's longest hitting streak, Joe DiMaggio eating with star actress Marilyn Monroe.

By: Zachary Kaye, Reporter/Editor

On this date in 1941, Joe DiMaggio got the first hit of his 56 game long hitting streak. This is the longest hitting streak in MLB history, with the next longest being only 45 games long.