The Streak: How Joe DiMaggio Became America’s Hero
By Barb Rosenstock
Illustrated by Terry Widener
In the summer of 1941, Yankee center fielder Joe DiMaggio and his favorite bat, Betsy Ann, begin the longest hitting streak in baseball history. But when Betsy Ann goes missing, can DiMaggio keep hitting? Set on the brink of World War II, this is a spellbinding account of a sports story that united the country, and made DiMaggio a hero at a time when one was profoundly needed.
Back matter includes headlines, quotations, baseball stats, and a detailed bibliography.