DiMaggio feasted on Sox pitching during hit streak

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DiMaggio feasted on Sox pitching during hit streak

This day in 1941, the White Sox destroyed the Bronx Bombers 13-1 at Yankee Stadium. Bill Knickerbocker and Myril Hoag each went 4 for 5, and Taffy Wright knocked in four runs. But it's an especially notable game, in a positive way, in Yankees history.

Eddie Smith of the Southsiders got the complete game nine-hit win, but one of those hits belonged to Joe DiMaggio. Beginning with this game, at least one hit would accompany his name every box score for 56 straight contests.

The White Sox undoubtedly contributed to this legendary total. Here's the list:

Streak Game Number
H-AB
White Sox pitcher(s)
1
1-4
Eddie Smith
2
2-4
Thornton Lee
3
1-3
Johnny Rigney
25
1-5
Johnny Rigney
26
2-4
Thornton Lee
30
1-4
Johnny Rigney
31
1-3
Thornton Lee
32
3-3
Eddie Smith (1), Buck Ross (2)
52
3-4
Ted Lyons (2), Jack Hallett (1)
53
1-4
Thornton Lee
54
1-3
Johnny Rigney
55
2-4
Eddie Smith

DiMaggio went 19 of 45 for a .422 batting average against White Sox pitching in '41.

Blackhawks acquire Michael Latta from Kings in swap of minor leaguers

Blackhawks acquire Michael Latta from Kings in swap of minor leaguers

The Blackhawks made a minor league deal on Saturday, announcing the acquisition of forward Michael Latta from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for defenseman Cameron Schilling.

Latta, 25, has two goals and four assists in 29 games this season with the Ontario (Calif.) Reign of the American Hockey League.

He has four goals and 13 assists in 113 career games in the National Hockey League, all with the Washington Capitals from 2013-16.

Latta, who was a third-round pick (No. 72 overall) by the Nashville Predators in 2009, will report to the AHL's Rockford IceHogs. He carries a $600,000 cap hit, and is a restricted free agent at the end of the season.

Schilling ranked second among defensemen on the IceHogs with 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in 40 games, and had a minus-3 rating. The 28-year-old blue liner signed a two-year contract worth $575,000 per season with the Blackhawks in July 2015.

Sunday on CSN: UIC travels to Valparaiso

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Sunday on CSN: UIC travels to Valparaiso

Horizon League basketball returns to CSN on Sunday as UIC travels to Valparaiso. This game tips at 2:00 p.m. live on CSN.

The Flames (11-8, 4-2) have won three straight games and have played pretty good ball after the loss of Dikembe Dixson to a torn ACL. Junior big man Tai Odiase, a Homewood-Flossmoor graduate, is playing well along with former St. Rita product Dominique Matthews.

Valparaiso (15-4, 5-1) is hoping to maintain its conference lead behind senior All-American candidate Alec Peters. The 6-foot-9 senior is averaging 23.9 points and 10.9 rebounds per game on the season.

The Crusaders won the first time these two teams played at UIC on Dec. 30 as Tevonn Walker had 23 points.