1941…..The world changes and so did the Sox/Yankee rivalry, .406 and 56, the year of BIG NUMBERS!
It has often been said that 1941 was the last year of innocence. The war in Europe was raging, the debate in America about whether we should enter it or not, was raging. And the debate in the baseball world, DiMaggio or Williams was raging.
Japan ended the debate about the war on December 7th,
but not before Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio captivated the country throughout the 1941 baseball season.
Joe DiMaggio arrived in New York in 1936 and he was an instant star, hitting .323 with 29 homers and 125 RBI! He was a veritable RBI machine as in his first five seasons his totals were, 125, 167, 140, 126 and 133 an average of 138 a season. He averaged 34 homers a year, including a league leading 46 in 1937 and his batting average was .345 including back to back American League batting titles in 1939 and…
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