Sport: Joltin' Joe & Big John

The great Joseph Paul (Joe) DiMaggio, a man who had not been looking his best, was at last coming up to snuff. For the first time in seven seasons, his name topped all American League batsmen—with a .361 average. Last week in St. Louis, Joe banged two homers in two days.

Joe had started the 1947 season with a sore heel and a special bat. When the heel got better, so did his hitting. The bat, one ounce lighter than the one he used last year, got bruised and discolored. Joe nursed it tenderly. He...

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