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.

Recruiting news and notes: Solorio's Patterson adds Northwestern offer

Recruiting news and notes: Solorio's Patterson adds Northwestern offer

Solorio junior quarterback Quincy Patterson (6-foot-3, 220 pounds) added his fifth scholarship offer on Monday from Northwestern. Patterson, a three-star recruit, also took in the Wildcats' game last Saturday against Nebraska.

"Northwestern is a beautiful school and has anything that a student-athlete can really ask for," Patterson said. "Northwestern has a great coaching staff and an extremely high graduation rate. Both of those factors are very important to me and my family. It means a lot to me that Northwestern is so strong academically plus having great coaches. Northwestern offered me as a super-back recruit."

Patterson now has offers from Northwestern along with Illinois, Indiana, New Mexico and Penn State.

Brother Rice senior running back Xazavian Valladay (6-feet, 190 pounds) has set up his first official visit.

"I'm planning to go out to make an official visit to Wyoming on October 8," Valladay said. "I'm still in touch with Wyoming along with Western Illinois, Ball State, Central Michigan plus Eastern Illinois and Youngstown State. I want to get out and see some schools in person before I make a college decision."

Valladay currently has scholarship offers from Wyoming and Western Illinois.

Palatine senior quarterback Zach Oles (5-foot-11, 200 pounds) is off to another great this season for the Pirates, and Oles has been drawing steady recruiting interest this fall.

"I've been in touch with schools like Butler, Dayton plus North Dakota State, NIU, Princeton along with several (other) Ivy League schools," Oles said. "I'm going to visit Dayton on October 8 and then I'm planning to go visit a game at Butler on October 22."

Does Oles have a time frame for making a college decision? "I'm not in any hurry to make a college choice. My focus right now is on my team and my season. I also want to take a few official visits after the season."

Peoria senior defensive tackle Kendrick Green (6-foot-4, 270 pounds) made his first official visit this past weekend to Minnesota.

"It (Minnesota) was awesome," Green, a three-star recruit, said. "They (Minnesota) are definitely on top now."

Green, who named the Gophers along with Syracuse and Central Florida as his top schools, is also planning to visit both Syracuse and UCF before making his college choice.

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