The Unforgettable Season

The Unforgettable Season : The Story of Joe Dimaggio, Ted Williams and the Record-Setting Summer of '41

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Witness the incredible record-breaking season of 1941! At the start of the 1941 baseball season, neither Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees nor Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox were beloved by baseball fans. But all that changed when Joe started a 56-game hitting streak and Ted's batting average rose to over .400. Despite the challenges along the way, the records set by these two baseball icons still live on today.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 224 x 268 x 4mm | 160g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, color
  • 0147510554
  • 9780147510556

Review quote

"Bildner narrates the tale with breathless enthusiasm, capturing the excitement that swept the nation, while cleverly incorporating facts."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review "With authentic period details... Bildner and Schindler effectively evoke the baseball fever ignited by these two performances."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review "This winning picture book should be welcomed by baseball enthusiasts everywhere."
--School Library Journal, starred review
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About Phil Bildner

A lifelong Mets fan, Phil Bildner still has a hard time believing he actually penned a book about the New York Yankees. He wrote much of the text while sitting in his old Shea Stadium seats, which are now by his television his Brooklyn apartment. A former New York City middle school teacher, Phil is also the author of The Greatest Game ever Played, Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy, winner of the Texas Bluebonnet Award, as well as co-author with Loren Long of the New York Times bestselling Sluggers series. Visit him online at S. D. Schindler has illustrated numerous picture books, including The Snow Globe Family by Jane O'Connor and ALA Notable books The Story of Salt and the The Cod's Tale, both by Mark Kurlansky. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Visit him online at
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Rating details

107 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 20% (21)
4 50% (53)
3 28% (30)
2 2% (2)
1 1% (1)
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