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Joltin Joe and the Kid: The Story of 1941

Eighty years ago, two of the greatest individual pursuits in a baseball season took place in Joe DiMaggio’s incredible 56-game hitting streak and Ted Williams’ .406 season batting average. Both records still stand today.

Steve Hirdt has delved through the history and record books to bring the story of that remarkable year, set against a backdrop of uncertainty across the world, to life in this special podcast.

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