Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams: Two Big American Baseball Heroes
Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 5:44pm
When you hear the name Joe DiMaggio, you think of baseball and then Marilyn Monroe. Joe married Marilyn, a beautiful young woman, in her time of fame and fortune. The story of Marilyn is another book for someone to write, but this story is a very exciting picture book about the lives of Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams. This is a good book to get young children interested in baseball. The author, Phil Bildner, is a diehard Mets fan, who shares some fun facts and baseball statistics that will knock your socks off.
He focuses on the summer season of 1941. Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees was working on hitting in 56 straight games. Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox was working on a batting average over the 400 mark. Still today no one has passed their records. Seven decades have passed, and only two players have come close to Joe's and Ted's records. Read this book to find out who the two men were who went on batting streaks but missed the mark. Also, you will learn some more statistics on other well-known baseball players.
The title of this book is The Unforgettable Season: The Story of Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams and the Record-Setting Summer of '41.
Deborah P. Turner, Children's Librarian