DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak in 1941 transformed DiMaggio into an American legend. For over two months during that magical summer, DiMaggio managed to get at least one hit in every game, without exception.
The streak has become baseball's benchmark for consistent excellence and has been described by premier baseball writer Roger Angell as the "primo batting number in the sport."
While the streak was alive, it was a daily drama followed by millions. America was addicted to the streak. The numbers in the map below correspond to some of the more dramatic games in DiMaggio's once-in-a-lifetime baseball odyssey.