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The Unforgettable Season : The Story of Joe Dimaggio, Ted Williams and the Record-Setting Summer of '41
by Phil Bildner and S. D. Schindler


Overview - At the start of the 1941 baseball season, neither Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees nor Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox were beloved by baseball fans. But that all changed when Joe started a 56-game hitting streak and Ted's batting average rose to over .400.  Read more...

 
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Overview
At the start of the 1941 baseball season, neither Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees nor Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox were beloved by baseball fans. But that all changed when Joe started a 56-game hitting streak and Ted's batting average rose to over .400. Despite numerous challenges along the way-Joe had his bat stolen by an overeager fan and Ted's batting average dipped to .3995 on the last day of the season-the records set by "Joltin' Joe" and "The Splendid Splinter" have yet to be broken.
"New York Times" bestselling author of the Sluggers series (with Loren Long), Phil Bildner has written an accessible tribute to two of baseball's greatest heroes. Packed with fun facts and statistics for eager fans to pore over, this book is sure to be a home run

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780399255014
  • ISBN-10: 039925501X
  • Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
  • Publish Date: March 2011
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 7-10


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Sports & Recreation - Baseball & Softball

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-01-24
  • Reviewer: Staff

In a narrative that's conversational yet informative, Bildner dives into the baseball season of 1941, alternately focusing on Yankee slugger DiMaggio, who had a 56-game hitting streak, and Red Sox star Williams, who ended the season with a batting average of .406. Bildner builds suspense with taut descriptions of critical on-field moments ("...on that warm spring afternoon in the Bronx, the Streak began"), while Schindler's paintings capture the ballpark energy, with authentic period details and solid likenesses of DiMaggio, Williams, and other players. Bildner and Schindler effectively evoke the baseball fever ignited by these two performances, which established records that have yet to be broken—a fact that makes this story all the more satisfying. Ages 7–9. (Mar.)

 
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