Baseball fans young and old can relive The Unforgettable Season: The Story of Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, and the Record-Setting Summer of ’41 (Putnam, $16.99). With illustrations by S.D. Schindler, author Phil Bildner recounts this incredible season of baseball, when Joe DiMaggio’s fifty-six-game hitting streak and Ted Williams’s batting average of .406 redefined the record books. In almost seventy years, no player has been able to break the records set by these men, but the next record-breaking season could be just around the corner. Who knows – it could even be this very summer. Ages 6-10. DMC
The Unforgettable Season: Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams and the Record-Setting Summer of1941 Cover Image
By Phil Bildner, S.D. Schindler (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399255014
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2011

Ten thousand fans showed up at the last double header of the season to see if Ted Williams was going to hit .400. It was Ted’s Boston Red Sox against the Philadelphia Athletics, and the Athletics’ pitcher was going to make sure that there was NO EASY WAY (Dutton, $16) that Ted was going to break the record. In the eighth inning of the first game, a smash down the right-field line brought his batting average to .404. What would happen in the second game? Fred Bowen’s exciting sports writing and Charles S. Pyle’s classic illustrations tell the story of a Red Sox legend whose career went down in baseball history. Ages 6-10. ESL
No Easy Way: The Story of Ted Williams and the Last .400 Season Cover Image
By Fred Bowen, Chuck Pyle (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780525478775
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - February 4th, 2010

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