Joe DiMaggio hits for the cycle on this day in 1948
New York Yankees outfielder and baseball legend Joe DiMaggio earned his reputation with his bat; the Hall of Famer is best known for his record 56-game hitting streak in 1941, but DiMaggio was also a career .325 career hitter in 13 seasons with the Yankees.
On this day in 1948, though, DiMaggio achieved one of the most impressive feats any batter can achieve in a single game: hitting for the cycle.
It came in a 13-2 win over the White Sox in Chicago, but Joltin' Joe didn't settle for your everyday run-of-the-mill cycle. In addition to his single, double and triple, the Yankee Clipper belted not one but two home runs off of White Sox pitcher Orval Grove, finishing the day 5-for-6 with six RBI.
It was the strongest game in a strong season for DiMaggio, who finished 1948 with a .320 average and led the American League with 39 home runs, 155 RBI, and 355 total bases.