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It happened seventy baseball seasons ago. For two months, New York Yankee star Joe DiMaggio stroked hits in game after game. By the time his historic batting streak was over, he had hit in 56 consecutive games, a record not since equaled. In 56, Sports Illustrated senior editor Kostya Kennedy knows that the best baseball stories extend far beyond stadiums and scoring cards. To properly render the full account of Jolting Joe's achievement, he places the achievement within the context of both the expectant father centerfielder's personal life and those tumultuous pre-Pearl Harbor days of World War II. An absorbing literary narrative about personality and national pride.