The Streak: How Joe DiMaggio Became America’s Hero

The Streak: How Joe DiMaggio Became America’s Hero
by Barb Rosenstock (Author) and Terry Widener (Illustrator)

Booktalk: In the summer of 1941, Yankee center fielder Joe DiMaggio and his favorite bat, Betsy Ann, begin the longest hitting streak in baseball history. But when Betsy Ann goes missing, will DiMaggio keep hitting?

Snippet: Joe’s bat, “Betsy Ann” was almost as famous as Joe himself. He’d soaked her in oil, sprinkled her with resin, and passed her gently over a flame to dry out her wood. Sanding her handles, Joe shaved off fractions of an ounce until she fit his hands alone. Betsy Ann was his treasured “ball bat,” used for games only.

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