Stan Musial played as well as Ted Williams or Joe DiMaggio, and was a much nicer person. Why is he forgotten except by fans over 60, or in St. Louis?
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In 1941, the last baseball season before World War II, Ted Williams had a batting average of .406. Joe DiMaggio got a hit in 56 consecutive games. No one has hit .400 since, and the closest anyone ever came to DiMaggio’s streak is 44.
Dominic DiMaggio, known as “Joe’s kid brother,” was a great center fielder and solid hitter. He had a 33-game hitting streak the same year Joe hit in 56 consecutive games.