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Which company offered Joe DiMaggio a bonus if his 56-game hitting streak went one more game?
Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak, the longest in baseball history, began on May 15, 1941 and ended on July 17. DiMaggio confided to a teammate after the game that by failing to get a hit he had also lost $10,000 promised to him by Heinz ketchup for matching the number “57” featured on their labels. The Heinz Corporation reportedly offered Dimaggio a bonus in that amount for endorsing their popular “Heinz 57” products had the streak reached 57 games. "The Streak", as it has come to be known captivated the country for two months and added to the legend of the great Joe DiMaggio.
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