Joltin’ Joe

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.

Brian Boone

From the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Northwest, I contribute to the Retroist, write for trivia publications, and blog about music in a humorous fashion. I feel about "Back to the Future" the way you feel about "Star Wars." Also, I'm married and have a child (sorry ladies, orphans).

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