“I'd like to thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee”: First Edition of The Streak; Signed by Joe Dimaggio
Streak: Joe DiMaggio and the Summer of ‘41.
(DiMaggio, Joe) Michael Seidel.$650.00
Item Number: 38003
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1988.
First edition of DiMaggio’s account of his 61 game hitting streak. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Joe DiMaggio on the half title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Streak vividly and poignantly tells the story of "Joltin' Joe" DiMaggio's legendary fifty-six-game hitting streak and the last golden summer of baseball before America was engulfed by the maelstrom of the Second World War. That long-lost summer also witnessed other unforgettable events: Ted Williams's quest to bat 400 and Lefty Grove's pursuit of his three-hundredth victory; a sizzling, epic race between the Dodgers and the Cardinals for the National League pennant; and Mickey Owen's infamous passed ball in the fourth game of the World Series.