Joltin’ Joe’s Record Won’t Likely Be Broken Anytime Soon, Writer Says

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — It may be spring, but the boys of summer are geared up to take the field for the 2011 season.

Although some milestones will fall this year, there is one that has stood the test of time: Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak.

Kostya Kennedy, a senior editor at Sports Illustrated, says that record will likely never be broken.

His new book is called “56, Joe Dimaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports.”

Kennedy sits down with CBS 2’s Otis Livingston to talk baseball, the record and more.

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  • Ward Ciac

    It won’t easily be broken because steroids won’t be much help in breaking it.

  • Sal

    Five sentences is a story?

  • mj

    the closeest anyone has come is 44 games . while 44 is very impressive its still 12 from the record and a 12 game hit streak is prety good on its own . i think this record will be safe forever

  • Renato

    So, has anyone come close ????
    Good point……where’s the story??????

  • Alex

    How about Cal Ripken Jr`s magic number of most consecutive games played. I`d say thats more out of reach than Dimaggio`s record

  • Paul

    50,000 Korean War National Museum supporters can use charity search engines.

  • Tom

    Maris’s record should hold up as long. Same goes for Aaron. For a while I thought A-Rod might have an outside chance at it, but not since… I’m sure in 50 or so years, when forensic evidence and common sense are free from political and financial pressure, it will all be made official. Otherwise, Ben Johnson should have his medals returned at once.

  • raymond luke

    where is the story?

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