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.