In the summer of 1941, Yankees slugger Joe DiMaggio did what nobody else has even come close to doing: he got a hit in 56 straight games. That’s next to impossible as it’s hard to hit a baseball (if you get a hit just 30 percent of the time, you’re amazing at baseball), and he did it every day for weeks. DiMaggio became a pop culture icon, not just a sports legend, and the Les Brown band even recorded this novelty song about him. So that’s two baseball records for you.
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