erik lundegaard

Quote of the Day

“Congratulations. I'm glad a real hitter broke it. Keep going.”

-- The 10-word telegram George Sisler sent to Joe DiMaggio on June 29, 1941, the day DiMaggio, in a double-header against the Washington Senators at Griffith Stadium, passed Sisler's modern-day record of hitting in 41 consecutive games. As recounted on pg. 223 of Kostya Kennedy's book, “56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports.” DiMaggio infamously had his bat stolen between games.

The DiMaggio swing


Posted at 03:39 PM on Wed. Dec 18, 2013 in category Baseball  
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