Friday, May 6, 2011

"56--Joe DiMaggio And The Last Magic Number In Sports" by Kostya Kennedy

As a rule, I do not read a lot of sports books because I find most of them to be boring. However, Joe DiMaggio by Kostya Kennedy covers the 56-game hitting streak of Joe DiMaggio but it's more than just a game-by-game recap. The author really sets the scene of life in 1941. I enjoyed this book a lot! It took me just two days to read it. Even though I hate the Yankees, I loved 56—Joe DiMaggio And The Last Magic Number In Sports. If you are a baseball fan, I think you will love this one too!
(Gerard's review)
Have you read this one? What did you think of it?

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  1. We just have to say that Abby looks so cute!

  2. I am not a big baseball fan, but I completely understand your interest in this one. Glad you liked it :)

  3. This book is a true masterpiece. It focuses mainly on the amazing 56 game hitting streak of one of baseballs greatest all time players: Joe DiMaggio. I have to admit that I always took this record for granted. Since I wasn't alive at the time of the streak I only knew of it through history. However, after reading is book, I saw how tough it is to hit in a hitting streak. It takes an amazing amount of stamina and consistency to get a hit every single game and every single day in a row. The fact that DiMaggio beat out Ted Williams for MVP despite the fact that Williams batted over 400 is truly remarkable.


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