Tag Archives: Joe DiMaggio

Book Asks Why Stan Musial is Largely Forgotten
Baseball and Football

Book Asks Why Stan Musial is Largely Forgotten

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?

Fifty-six, four-oh-six, nineteen forty one
Baseball and Football

Fifty-six, four-oh-six, nineteen forty one

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, Joe’s Kid Brother, Also Starred in Center Field
Baseball and Football

Dominic DiMaggio, Joe’s Kid Brother, Also Starred in Center Field

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.