Joe DiMaggio and the Summer of '41
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Imprint: Bison Books
Subject: Sports and Recreation
eBook ISBN: 9780803293717
Streak vividly and poignantly tells the story of "Joltin' Joe"
DiMaggio's legendary fifty-six-game hitting streak and the last
golden summer of baseball before America was engulfed by the
maelstrom of the Second World War. That long-lost summer also
witnessed other unforgettable events: Ted Williams's quest to bat
400 and Lefty Grove's pursuit of his three-hundredth victory; a
sizzling, epic race between the Dodgers and the Cardinals for the
National League pennant; and Mickey Owen's infamous passed ball in
the fourth game of the World Series. Featuring complete box scores
for each game, Streak showcases DiMaggio's crowning achievement,
commemorates a baseball season like no other, and invites us to an
America in the last moments of its innocence.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Michael Seidel is Jesse and George Siegel Professor of Humanities at Columbia University. He is the author of many books, including Ted Williams: A Baseball Life, available in a Bison Books edition.