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July 17th

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1923 Yankee starter Carl Mays goes the distance, losing to the Indians at Cleveland's Dunn Field, 13-0. The 31 year-old right-handed submariner gives up 20 hits, including four singles and a double to the Tribes' leadoff batter Charlie Jamieson, who enjoys a 5-for-5 day at the plate.
1941 Thanks to the outstanding defensive work of Indians' third baseman Ken Keltner, Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak ends in Cleveland's Municipal Stadium in front of 67,000 fans. The 'Yankee Clipper' who batted .408 during the stretch, will begin another streak that will last 17 games, extending the remarkable span of hitting safely to 73 of 74 games.
1947 Less than two weeks after Larry Doby's debut with the Indians, Hank Thompson becomes the second black player to debut in the American League and first for the Browns. The former Kansas City Monarchs standout, who will play in only 27 games for St. Louis because his presence does not significantly raise attendance, goes 0-for-4 in the team's 16-2 loss to Philadelphia at Sportsman's Park.
1947 At Cleveland Stadium, the Yankees sweep a doubleheader against the Indians, 3-1 and 7-2, The victories extend the club's winning streak to 19 games, equaling the American League mark established by the White Sox in 1906.

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