17 August 2019
By Göran R Buckhorn
Göran R Buckhorn finds a film that shows baseball superstar Joe DiMaggio was better at the bat than the oar.
In 1941, 27-year-old Joe DiMaggio, New York Yankees’ star, set an incredible record in baseball that would make him the greatest athlete in his sport – his 56-game hitting streak in May – July; a record that still stands!
In 1941, DiMaggio was also in a short film showing how he was training, or maybe more correctly, he should have been in a training film, and the following is the outtakes in a newsreel. DiMaggio is in a gym training using a stationary bicycle, weight pulleys, a rowing machine and on an outdoor track. The rowing machine is a one-oar-machine, so no sculling for Joe.
As one could expect, he is not very good at the oar, lacking the right technique. Take a look here:
*What an editor does to find an excuse to mention Marilyn Monroe in a blog entry.
Very interesting, Goran but can’t you dig out some pics of Grace Kelly and her sculling Dad and brother. She was far more attractive … and the men knew a bit about rowing as well !
Dear “Bailey”, I agree with you that Grace Kelly was more attractive than Marilyn Monroe, although the latter was beautiful… However, we have written about Grace and her rowing father and brother several time, eight times to be precise. Take a look here: https://heartheboatsing.com/tag/grace-kelly/