Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports

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Recounts Joe DiMaggio's streak during the summer of 1941 and how it found its way into countless lives.
Publisher: New York : Sports Illustrated Books, c2011
ISBN: 9781603201773
Branch Call Number: B DIMAGGIO
Characteristics: 367 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Fifty-six


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Jun 04, 2011

If you love baseball history you know about Joe Dimaggio the Yankees' superstar centerfielder. Even if you aren't old enough to have been alive when it happened you've probably heard about Joe's 56 game hitting streak in 1941 a record many experts say will stand forever. Through meticulous research and interviews Kennedy takes readers beyond the field. From the private world inhabited only by DiMaggio and his wife Dorothy to Newark, NJ barbershops, the playgrounds of Queens, and the streets of DiMaggio's hometown, San Francisco Kennedy humanizes an immortal accomplishment. I didn't want this smoothly and beautifully written true story to come to an end in part because it is about so much more than baseball.


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